NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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This seminar will uncover the experiences of Cantabrians, both at home and overseas, during the First World War. At Christchurch'sAir Force Museum, 11 am 12 October.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Homefront, Events, October 14 Audience: local visitors, historians, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

A free talk at Christchurch's Air Force Museum at 2 pm on 12 October looks at the connections between horses, bicycles, the Canterbury region and the First World War.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, October 14, Animals, History, Events Audience: local visitors, historians, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

V8 Vocal Ensemble present a programme at Waikanae Memorial Hall that includes music associated with the First World War on 12 October 2014.

Topics: Choir, Vocal Music, October 14, Events, Performing Arts Audience: Music lovers, General, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Waikanae
Organised by: V8 Vocal Ensemble

Join knowledgeable guides on a commemorative walk of significant events relevant to Wellington’s war history. 16-18 October 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events, October 14, Departure of troops Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Wellington City Council

On 15 October, Wellingtonians are invited to enjoy the opportunity to look over Te Kaha during her port visit before she marks the official commemoration of the departure of the Main Body.

Topics: Events, October 14, Departure of troops, Public talks and tours Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Royal New Zealand Navy

Join Kirstie Ross at Canterbury Museum on 17 October as she talks about the importance of everyday things in maintaining identity during the First World War.

The Soldier's Own Diary, Charles Letts & Co., 1914
Topics: Public talks and tours, Books, Publications, October 14, Events Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Canterbury Museum

The Office of the Clerk is incorporating First World War centenary commemorative aspects into the State Opening of the 51st Parliament on 21 October 2014.

State opening of Parliament (gg.govt.nz)
Topics: October 14, Ceremonies Audience: historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Helen Vail talks about her blog project to visit 100 New Zealand memorials and tell stories of the fallen. Waitakere Central Library, Auckland. 14 October 2014. Free.

Topics: Events, October 14 Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

A day of steam train action featuring Ab 608 "Passchendaele" from Wellington at Glenbrook Vintage Railway, Auckland. 27 October 2014. 

Topics: Passchendaele, October 14 Audience: local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Category: Other

An exhibition telling the story of how the war affected those living in Motueka and surrounding district. Motueka District Museum, Motueka. 23 Oct 2014-1 May 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, October 14 Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Motueka
Organised by: Motueka District Museum

Create crocheted poppies at Rotorua Museum for the First World War centenary. Rotorua Museum, Rotorua. 25 October-27 October 2014.

Topics: Community contribution, October 14 Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Rotorua Museum

As part of 'The Great War Lecture Series', Dr Nathalie Philippe from The University of Waikato, talks about the liberation of Le Quesnoy. Waikato Museum, Hamilton. 4 October 2014.

Topics: Events, Public talks and tours, October 14 Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton

An excursion with the First World War Memorial locomotive Ab608 “Passchendaele”. Frankton Railway Station, Hamilton, 26 October 2014.

Topics: Passchendaele, October 14 Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Category: Other
Organised by: Steam Incorporated

Readings from the Anzac book, a trench publication produced during the First World War and released in 1916. Highwic, Auckland, 28 September 2014 and 12 October 2014.

Topics: Literary, Books, Events, Public talks and tours, October 14 Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Highwic, Heritage New Zealand

A display of wartime memorabilia from residents of Mt Albert, who served in the First World War. On display at Alberton house during the Auckland Heritage Festival, 27 September 2014-12 October 2014

Lancelot Kerr Taylor astride his horse. The Kerr Taylor family owned and gifted Alberton.
Topics: Events, Exhibitions, October 14 Audience: Families, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

A lecture by Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of History of War, All Souls College, Oxford. 16 October 2014, registration essential.

Professor Sir Hew Strachan
Topics: History, Public talks and tours, Overseas, October 14 Audience: General, Researchers, Teachers, Students

Peninsula Players perform the stage adaptation of 'Blackadder Goes Forth'. Centrestage Theatre, Auckland, 10 October 2014.

Topics: Comedy, Theatre, Performing Arts, October 14 Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Centrestage Theatre

A concert of jazz songs from the First World War and beyond. Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton. 10-11 October 2014.

Topics: Events, October 14, Music Audience: local visitors, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

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

Marking 100 years since Otago and Southland troops first left from Dunedin for the theatre of war, with an Embarkation Day re-enactment march through Dunedin to where the troopships were.

Topics: Re-enactments, Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, October 14 Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Dunedin RSA

A free, site-specific multi-media project designed to remember Wellington city and her people during the First World War. From 11-18 October 2014.

Frederick Smith. Image courtesy of Berry & Co Photographers, 1917. Te Papa Collection
Topics: Events, Exhibitions, October 14, Heritage trails, Conscientious objection Audience: Teachers, Students, historians, veterans, Families Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

An exhibition at Lakes District Museum & Gallery about Wakatipu people in the First World War - from those who eagerly enlisted, to those who baked, knitted and raised funds for others overseas.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, October 14, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Students, Teachers, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Arrowtown, New Zealand, Queenstown

Women at the Front (working title) is a new international theatre collaboration for WW100 between Ake Ake Theatre Company NZ and Sanja Krsmanovic Tasic (Dah Teatar) Serbia. Funded by Creative NZ.

Topics: Theatre, Medical care, Women in wartime, Events, October 14 Audience: Teachers, Students, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Europe - other, Dunedin

A Tauranga public lecture series on First World War themes. The entire series runs weekly from Wednesday 17 September 2014 to Wednesday 5 November 2014. Bookings essential.

Topics: Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Public talks and tours, October 14 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga