NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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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, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Teachers, Students, Descendants, General, local visiitors Located in: Australia, Masterton

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

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

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

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

Reinstating the Cenotaph as the focal point of the ceremonial space along Lambton Quay, Bowen Street and Parliamentary Grounds in Wellington.

Cenotaph memorial in 1932, Lambton Quay and Bowen Street. Image: Crown Studios Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library.
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Monuments, Cenotaphs, Facilities Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

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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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

Erecting a bronze figure of the Risen Christ in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Hill St, Wellington. 14 July 2014, 3pm.

Army chaplains, 1916. Photo courtesy of Society of Mary Archives.
Topics: Events, Religion, Sculpture, Monuments Audience: General 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

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