NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph provides portable digital access to Online Cenotaph using innovative purpose-built digitisation kiosks at a range of locations throughout New Zealand.

Topics: Events, Online Cenotaph, Community contribution Audience: General, Descendants, Researchers

On 20 April 2015, in the lead up to Anzac Day, Joan McCracken from the National Library will give a presentation about the redevelopment of Auckland Museum’s Online Cenotaph website.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Online Cenotaph, online resources, Events Audience: General, historians, Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

100 schools will research the stories behind the people named on First World War memorials at or near their school and publish them online as Living Heritage sites.

Topics: Education, Community contribution, Digital, Online Cenotaph Audience: Teachers, librarians, Students, Community Groups Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The Walking With An Anzac Tumblr supports New Zealand students and their teachers to tell the stories of First World War Soldiers from their local community.

Topics: Education, Online Cenotaph Audience: Schools, Teachers, School students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

Researching their pharmacy and military experiences, the circumstances of their death and where they are commemorated.  The Pharmaceutical Society will record a tribute to these men.

Names of NZ pharmacists killed in WW1
Topics: Research, Medical care, Publications, Online Cenotaph Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Creating biographies of the men who are on local memorials including Motueka, Riwaka, Ngatimoti, Lower Moutere, Upper Moutere, Tasman Mapua and Dovedale, and some missing from memorials.

Names on the Motueka war memorial. Image: Francis Vallance, 2010.
Topics: Research, Online Cenotaph, Local history, August 14 Located in: New Zealand, Motueka

Creating a digital community resource to preserve stories surrounding the impact of the First World War on the Buller district.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Digital, Online Cenotaph, Community contribution Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Westport
Organised by: Buller District Council

The Lake Taupo Genealogy group are undertaking a large research project tracing soldiers with links to the Taupo District who fought in the First World War, and telling their stories.

Topics: Online Cenotaph, Local history, Research, Digital Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Mangakino, New Zealand, Taupo, New Zealand, Turangi

The Home Front aims to show what the soldiers left behind and what life was like in the Taupo District during the years of the First World War.

Topics: Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions, Community contribution, Online Cenotaph Audience: General, Descendants, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Mangakino, New Zealand, Taupo, New Zealand, Turangi

An invitation to members of the Taupo District community to digitally share your memorabilia relating to the First World War, or tell the story of how the First World War impacted your family.

Topics: Digital, Local history, Lottery Grant Recipients, Community contribution, Online Cenotaph Audience: General, Descendants, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Mangakino, New Zealand, Taupo, New Zealand, Turangi

In commemoration of the First World War Centenary, MOTAT is celebrating the stories of the pilots who trained at the New Zealand Flying School in Auckland between 1915-19 before serving overseas.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, aviation, Digital, Community contribution, Online Cenotaph Audience: General, Students, Teachers, Genealogy, Pilots Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: MOTAT

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

A research project for Ongaonga School pupils to put detail around the 25 names listed on our village memorial.

Ongaonga First World War Memorial
Topics: Research, Education, Online Cenotaph Audience: Students Located in: New Zealand, Ongaonga
Organised by: Ongaonga School

Creating a database in the form of an MS Excel spreadsheet of about 2000 entries (numerous with similar but not identical information). Most are newly identified writers of the documents.

Topics: Personal projects, Research, Digital, Online Cenotaph Audience: Researchers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Robert Cameron

Throughout the First World War Centenary, the University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services will add stories of its Collegians to a specially created website.

Topics: Digital, Online Cenotaph, August 14, Websites, Samoa Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Researching and writing a historical publication on the Horowhenua district's First World War dead.

Levin war memorial
Topics: History, Lottery Grant Recipients, Online Cenotaph, Publications, Books Audience: General Located in: Levin

The Methodist Church of New Zealand Archives is compiling an index of names recorded on rolls of honour and memorial plaques in New Zealand Methodist churches.

 

Topics: Research, Online Cenotaph, Local history Audience: Descendants, Family history researchers, historians Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

A database of all Westland people who served during the First World War to support commemorations of Westland's role in the war, developed by Hokitika Museum.

Topics: Digital, Online Cenotaph, Community contribution Audience: Teachers, secondary students, Volunteers, historians, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Hokitika

Finding First World War rolls of honour in Point Chevalier, Avondale and New Lynn, researching the names, and those not included on honour boards within the areas, with view to publication.

Topics: Local history, Online Cenotaph, Research Audience: General, Descendants, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Creating a website on the 'Fallen’ named on the Mt Hutt District Memorial Arch, Methven, and ‘The Survivors’ who returned to live in Methven area.

Methven memorial.
Topics: Research, Digital, Events, Online Cenotaph Audience: General, Descendants, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Methven

Developing short publicly-accessible biographies of all South Cantabrians who served their country during the First World War, in order to record local stories and support commemorations.

Topics: Research, Digital, Online Cenotaph Audience: Researchers, Descendants, General, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Fairlie, New Zealand, Geraldine, New Zealand, Temuka, New Zealand, Timaru, New Zealand, Waimate

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

To create a museum display based on the names on the Wainuiomata War Memorial.

Topics: Research, Exhibitions, Personal stories, Online Cenotaph, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

An on-line project to commemorate Southland’s role in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915, and to honour the memory of all who served. Launched 4 July 2014.

Members of the 8th Southland Company, Otago Infantry Battalion
Topics: Websites, Lottery Grant Recipients, Digital, Research, Online Cenotaph Audience: Families, Researchers, Teachers, Students, General Located in: New Zealand, Invercargill

Researching relatives from the First World War. Have already researched one relative, my Great Uncle.

Topics: Research, Personal projects, Online Cenotaph Located in: France, Auckland
Organised by: Peter C Burridge

Creating a database of the Rolls of Honour in the Ashburton District, and a digital archive of these rolls and memorials.

Topics: Research, Digital, Online Cenotaph Located in: Ashburton, Methven, Rakaia

Digitising a wide selection of First World War letters and diaries held in the Manuscripts Collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Topics: Personal stories, diaries, letters, Digital, Online Cenotaph Audience: Researchers, Tertiary students, secondary students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

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

Creating a database of information on Mid-Canterbury (Ashburton and districts) soldiers - casualties and returned soldiers; forms available to add information on your local soldier.

Topics: Websites, History, Digital, Research, Online Cenotaph Audience: Family history researchers, historians, Researchers Located in: Ashburton, Methven, Rakaia
Organised by: Elisabeth (Liz) Quaid

The redeveloped Cenotaph database, Online Cenotaph, includes a page about every New Zealand soldier who served in the First World War.

Topics: Websites, Community contribution, Digital, Online Cenotaph, Legacy projects Audience: Families, Researchers, Teachers, Students, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Share and explore stories about servicemen and women with Plimmerton (Wellington) connections who served in the First World War.

The Thomson Family June 1916
Topics: Personal stories, Digital, History, Online Cenotaph, Research Audience: General Located in: Plimmerton

Te Papa is seeking to identify 108 First World War soldiers in portraits by Wellington photographers Berry & Co. Exhibition opens 18 April 2014.

Portrait of a soldier (perhaps Bolton) and female companion, taken in around 1917 by Berry & Co. Image source: Te Papa.
Topics: NZEF, Photography, Events, Online Cenotaph, Digital Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington