NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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A monument to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the New Zealand Shipping Company vessel SS Otaki on 10 March 1917, unveiled by the Governor General at Ōtaki College.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Memorials, Merchant Marine Audience: General, Local residents, local community, School students Located in: Otaki
Organised by: Ōtaki College

The 2017 upgrade reflects the memorial’s importance as a centre of the city’s war and peace commemorations and will better cater for the growing Anzac Day crowds.

Topics: Memorials, peace Located in: New Zealand, Porirua
Organised by: Porirua City Council

An exhibition of Laurence Aberhart's photographs of First World War memorials in New Zealand and Australia. In Waiōuru from 16 December 2016 - 17 January 2017.

Topics: Photography, Events, Exhibitions, Memorials Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru
Organised by: National Army Museum

A ceremony to unveil a commemorative plaque near France's future memorial at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington, will be held on 18 November 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Memorials, France, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A project to establish a permanent memorial on Fraser Island, Australia, to record the role that the Maheno played as a hospital ship in the First World War. To be unveiled on Anzac Day 2017.

Topics: Memorials, Hospital ships, Maheno, ANZAC, Australia Audience: General, Tourists

This book, based on over 30 years of research by leading historian Jock Phillips, tells the fascinating story of who erected New Zealand's war memorials and why. Published April 2016.

Topics: Publications, Books, war memorial, Memorials, memory Audience: historians, General
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An exhibition illustrating the building of Kaitaia's First World War memorial and the later relocation. Held at Kiwi North Museum, Kaitaia, from 1 May - 1 July 2016.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Memorials, Local history Audience: General, Local residents, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Kaitaia

The Linking Bridges project aims to build links between two bridges and their communities: Kaiparoro war memorial bridge, Wairarapa and the Bridge Creek memorial bridge at Brooweena, Queensland.

Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Heritage sites, Research, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: Teachers, Students, Descendants, General, local visiitors Located in: Australia, Masterton

An exhibition of Laurence Aberhart's photographs of First World War memorials in New Zealand and Australia, at Canterbury Museum from 7 April - 24 July 2016.

 

Topics: Photography, Exhibitions, Events, Memorials Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Canterbury Museum

To mark the centenary year of the Battle of the Somme, a commemorative tree will be planted in the Matata Rest Area on 5 March 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Memorials, Trees, Somme Audience: General, Local residents
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An exhibition of Laurence Aberhart's photographs of First World War memorials in New Zealand and Australia, Ashburton Art Gallery, 30 January - 27 March 2016.

Topics: Photography, Exhibitions, Events, Memorials, Art Audience: Arts appreciators, General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Ashburton
Organised by: Ashburton Art Gallery

A programme of commemorative events surround the unveiling of the New Zealand Tunnelling Company memorial dedication in Waihi's Gilmour Reserve on 22 January 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Tunnellers, Memorials, New Zealand Tunnelling Company Audience: General, Descendants, Local residents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Waihi
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From 11 November - 2 December 2015, over 860 light poles will cover Wellington's Appleton Park, lighting up in the wind, and representing Wellingtonians who lost their lives at Gallipoli.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Memorials, Gallipoli, Fields of Remembrance Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Chris Bennewith

Commemorative ceremonies and the unveiling of two new cenotaphs on Niue to mark the island's contribution to New Zealand's war effort.

Topics: Niue, Commemorative events, Memorials, Overseas Audience: Local residents, Descendants

Porirua's PATAKA Art + Museum hosts Laurence Aberhart's extensive series of photographs of First World War memorials between 11 September and 15 November 2015.

Topics: Photography, Exhibitions, Events, Fine Art, Memorials Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Porirua

Marking the Defence Force rugby team's visit to Belgium, a memorial service to the most famous All Black to have died in the war – Dave Gallaher – will be held on 4 October 2015.

Topics: Commemorative events, Memorials, rugby, Overseas

Thames-Coromandel District Council is developing a conservation plan for the Thames Monument, an early 1920s memorial which commemorates local soldiers who were lost in the First World War.

Topics: Monuments, Memorials, Heritage sites, Lottery Grant Recipients, Local history Audience: historians, architects, Researchers, Local residents, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Thames

Still explores the duality of war: the destruction of lives and the construction of a collective future. Presented simultaneously in Auckland, Christchurch and Poitiers, France, in September 2015.

Topics: Art, Memorials, Events, remembrance, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Families Located in: New Zealand, France, Auckland, New Zealand, France, Christchurch
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Photographer Laurence Aberhart's exhibition of war memorials at Whanganui's McNamara Gallery captures the historical form given to communal experience of loss and grief. 8-29 May 2015.

Topics: Photography, Exhibitions, Events, Memorials, Monuments Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Wanganui

An exhibition of Laurence Aberhart's photographs of First World War memorials in New Zealand and Australia, Auckland Art Gallery, 30 May-6 December 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Photography, Events, Touring exhibitions, Memorials Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Art Gallery

A 300 page publication listing all the fallen mentioned on memorials in the area.

Topics: Memorials, Publications, Local history Audience: Local residents, Descendants, historians, Teachers
Organised by: Sonia Edwards

Tour Taranaki's war memorials with Puke Ariki's heritage experts on 6 June 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Tours, Memorials, Local history, Events Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, New Plymouth
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Puke Ariki

Join Peter Olsen on a bus tour of a selection of the more than 50 First World War memorials that dot the Manawatu landscape. Departing from Palmerston North on 26 April 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Memorials, Local history, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, historians, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
Category: Tours or trails

Offering a free service to descendants where I lay a poppy or card at New Zealand memorials or ancestors' graves during a trip to Gallipoli around Anzac Day 2015.

Topics: Gallipoli, Memorials, Commemorations, Overseas Audience: family historians, Family history researchers, Descendants
Organised by: Damien Mostert

A week-long programme of events in Wellington – including ceremonies, a street parade and light show – to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. 18-25 April 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Parade, Events, Memorials, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Commemorating the march that 60,000 of New Zealand's First World War troops made over the Rimutakas from Featherston Camp to Upper Hutt with a re-enactment march and a memorial.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Parades, Military camps, Events, Memorials Audience: General, Descendents, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Featherston, New Zealand, Upper Hutt

An exhibition of selected photographs of First World War memorials by Laurence Aberhart. Tauranga Art Gallery,  17 February - 10 May 2015.

Topics: Photography, Memorials, Art, Events Audience: General, Students, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga
Organised by: Tauranga Art Gallery

The Way We Were is a series of lunchtime presentations at The Treasury in Thames. Come learn about the symbolism and history of Hauraki-Coromandel War Memorials on Monday 16 March 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Memorials, History, Events Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Thames
Organised by: The Treasury

Free public talks at Karori Cemetery at 11.00am 2.00pm and 3.30pm on Anzac Day 2015 about soldiers who survived Gallipoli and various Corps with whom Anzacs fought during the war.

Topics: Memorials, Heritage sites, Anzac Day 2015, Gallipoli, Events Audience: General, Descendents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Heritage New Zealand is excited to offer a tour visiting a number of First World War country memorials in Canterbury's Waimakariri District on 11 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Tours, Graves, Memorials Audience: General, historians, Families
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Heritage New Zealand

A display organised by the Wellington Southern Bays Historical Society and four local primary schools. The display will be held in the Island Bay Community Centre from 28 April to 2 May 2015.

Topics: Memorials, displays, Events, Schools Audience: General, children, School children, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Online list of members of the NZ legal profession who lost their lives while serving in the First World War. Biographies of all 51 lawyers on the Roll have been added. Further input is welcomed.

 

Topics: lawyers, legal profession, Rolls of Honour, Memorials, online resources Audience: lawyers, family historians, General Public
Organised by: New Zealand Law Society

The theme for 2014's Rotorua Sculpture Symposium is 'The Returning Soldier', 29 November-12 December. After the symposium, the sculptures will be installed in Government Gardens.

Topics: Sculpture, Art, Memorials Audience: Artists, General Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Creative Rotorua

Research into the lives of men and women listed as "killed in action" during the First World War on war memorials throughout the Upper Clutha, published into a photo book in November 2016.

Topics: Memorials, Monuments, upper clutha, wanaka, Research Audience: General Public, School children, Descendants, historians, family historians Located in: New Zealand, Wanaka

To create a white cross with name/rank/serial number of every man and women from South Canterbury who died in the First World War.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, RSA, Anzac Day 2015, Community contribution, Memorials Audience: Descendants, Families, Businesses, General Located in: New Zealand, Fairlie, New Zealand, Geraldine, New Zealand, Timaru, New Zealand, Waimate

On August 16th 2014 we will unveil a plaque commemorating the 8th (South Canterbury) Regiment of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles who left for the First World War exactly 100 years earlier.

Topics: Memorials, Events, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, Ceremonies, August 14 Audience: local visitors, Descendants, General Located in: New Zealand, Timaru

Reconstruction and re-lettering of Whangarei First World War cenotaph.

Topics: Memorials, Cenotaph, conservation, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Whangarei

Erected in 1921 as a memorial to Tauranga’s fallen the gates are constructed of concrete rendered posts, wrought iron gates and marble plaques, which are currently undergoing conservation.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Memorials, conservation Audience: General Located in: Tauranga
Organised by: Tauranga City Council

The planning and erection of the statue of a young Mackenzie soldier as he stood on the Fairlie Railway Station, preparing to go to war, back in 1914. Unveiled 16 October 2014.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Memorials, October 14, Facilities Audience: local visitors, Tourists, General Located in: New Zealand, Fairlie

First World War memorial plaque for a marae complex in Kennedy Bay, Coromandel.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Memorials, Facilities Audience: iwi, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Coromandel

Construction of crosses for a Hamilton field of remembrance.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, RSA, Lottery Grant Recipients, Memorials, Facilities Audience: veterans, Descendants, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Hamilton RSA

Construction of a new memorial to New Zealand First World War Tunnellers in Waihi. Officially dedicated by the Governor-General on 22 January 2016.

Topics: Memorials, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Lottery Grant Recipients, Western Front, NZEF Audience: local visitors, Teachers, School students, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Waihi
Organised by: Waihi Heritage Vision

Upgrading the Mt Roskill war memorial area in Auckland to add a Roll of Honour, make the parade ground larger and more accessible, and generally improve this important local landmark.

Topics: Memorials, Facilities, conservation, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: local visitors, General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Enhancing the College Hall Memorial Window to honour the names of the fallen via a series of bronze plaques beneath this magnificent First World War memorial in the Arts Centre of Christchurch.

Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
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Restoration to main line running condition of First World War memorial locomotive AB608 "Passchendaele".

Topics: Memorials, Passchendaele, Anzac Day 2014, conservation Audience: local visitors, Tourists, General Located in: New Zealand, Paekakariki
Organised by: Steam Incorporated

First World War memorial monuments, obelisks, statues, Honours boards, plaques, gates of the Manawatu have been searched out, restored and recorded; ready for community ANZAC Day commemorations.

Feilding War Memorial
Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Heritage sites, Books, Anzac Day 2014 Audience: Community Groups Located in: Feilding, Palmerston North

Researching the lives of 100 men listed on five Wellington war memorials as "killed" during the First World War, on behalf of the Wellington Branch, New Zealand Society of Genealogists.

Aro valley war memorial
Topics: Memorials, Online Cenotaph, Research Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

"The Line of Fire", Capt Matt Gauldie's commemorative bronze statue of Gallipoli artist, mapmaker, & Hamilton hero: Sapper Horace Moore-Jones. Unveiled 27 March 2015.

Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Fine Art, Anzac Day 2015, Sculpture Audience: General, Teachers, Students, Artists Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: TOTI Trust - Hamilton

Re-engraving commemorative plaques with the names of remembered soldiers, and erecting information panels at each of five North Otago war memorial oak tree groves.

North Otago memorial oaks
Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, local visitors, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Oamaru
Organised by: Memorial Oaks Committee

Restoring and improving the Queens Gardens (including the Cenotaph) in preparation for First World War commemorative events.

Dunedin cenotaph.
Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients, Facilities Audience: General, local visitors, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

Restoring the First World War memorial to Maori soldiers in Moutoa Gardens (Pakaitore) Historic Reserve.

Moutoa Gardens memorial (Photo: Janine Faulknor)
Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients, Facilities, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: local visitors, General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wanganui

A riverside garden in memory of military personnel killed in the First World War, focusing on Hamilton city's connection with the Belgian town of Ieper (Ypres).

Topics: Monuments, Memorials, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Hamilton City Council

Restoring the Gisborne Cenotaph which was damaged in a 2007 earthquake. The monument is our region’s main First World War monument and the focal point of our Anzac day celebration. 

The Cenotaph at Gisborne
Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Anzac Day 2015, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne

The New Zealand War Graves Trust, in association with the Auckland War Memorial Museum are creating a photographic archive of the war graves of all New Zealanders from 1899 to the present day. 

Topics: War Graves, Memorials, Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Publications Audience: General, Descendants, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

This project is about ensuring war memorials in Southland are able to be preserved and commemorated in the near future and the long term.

Topics: Memorials, Monuments, Lottery Grant Recipients, conservation Located in: New Zealand, Gore, New Zealand, Invercargill, New Zealand, Lumsden, New Zealand, Wyndham
Organised by: Venture Southland

To place the Anzac poppy flower head on the places such as roads and facilities that are named after wartime activities or people.  

Topics: Memorials, youth, Genealogy, Heritage sites Audience: Teachers, Students, councils, Genealogists, RSA

An online exhibition and timeline to commemorate the centenary using documents and images from the Auckland Council Archives collection, plus indexing of names from war memorials.

Topics: Local history, Memorials, Digital Audience: Researchers, Families, General, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

Publication of a local history book recording stories of soldiers listed on the new Te Puke First World War memorial. The book will be launched on Anzac Day 2014.

Topics: Memorials, Books, History, Anzac Day 2014, Publications Audience: General, local visitors, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Maketu, New Zealand, Ngawaro, New Zealand, Otamarakau, New Zealand, Paengaroa, New Zealand, Papamoa, New Zealand, Pongakawa, New Zealand, Te Puke

Creating an "Avenue of Remembrance" with a tree for each local fallen First World War soldier, grown from the seeds of the Gallipoli Oak Tree planted in the centre of Christchurch.

The first of our crosses to be installed with the Oak tree behind.
Topics: Memorials, Gallipoli, Facilities, August 14 Audience: Teachers, local visitors, Students, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

A Field of Remembrance will be established on Windsor Reserve in Devonport - initially for Armistice Day 2013, and subsequently for major commemorative activities.

Topics: Memorials, RSA, Fields of Remembrance, Community contribution Audience: General, local visitors, Descendants, veterans Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Devonport

Transcribing war memorials in Otago & Southland. Publishing details of soldiers in our monthly newsletter. Cross-referencing Invercargill Cenotaph to all memorials for future publication.

Topics: Memorials, Research, Local history, Online Cenotaph, Anzac Day 2014 Audience: General, Researchers, historians, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

The North Otago Museum is developing an online resource linking information on North Otago Memorial Oaks with the Cenotaph database and information from the Waitaki District Archives.

Topics: Memorials, Research, Digital, Online Cenotaph, Trees Audience: Teachers, Descendants, Family history researchers, General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Oamaru
Organised by: North Otago Museum

A project to place images and brief information boards about Lower Hutt WW1 soldiers/heroes in locations closest to their residential address at their time of signing up.
 

Topics: Memorials, Heritage, Local history, Archival research Audience: Teachers, Local neigbourhoods, Students, Seniors, RSA Located in: Lower Hutt

The Government created Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington to acknowledge the centenary of the First World War. Opened 18 April 2015.

Topics: Memorials, Anzac Day 2015, Legacy projects Audience: General, local visitors, Tourists, Families Located in: New Zealand, Wellington