NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities & Projects

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Through the works of eight young artists, the Luck of the Draw website explores contemporary ideas around conscription, war and the ballot that forced 20,000 New Zealanders to fight overseas.

Topics: Conscription, online resources, Websites, Artists, youth Audience: young people, General, Artists
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

We've created a series animated videos to explore some of the more curious aspects of New Zealand's First World War experience. Released periodically over 2016-17.

Topics: video, History, online resources Audience: General
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

A website that tells the stories of the young men in Canterbury who were imprisoned for their beliefs, and the women, men and peace groups who supported them.

Topics: online resources, Websites, Regional history, Conscientious objection, Canterbury Audience: General, historians, Local residents

WW100 has put together some e-cards featuring images and postcards from 1916. Share a thought with your friends, family and colleagues.

Topics: Digital, online resources Audience: General

The Nelson Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists has indexed the names of people cited in the Nelson Anglican archives who were associated with First World War activities.

Topics: online resources, Local history, Soldiers, Genealogy Audience: Genealogists, Descendants, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Nelson Branch NZSG, The Prow

A digital roll sourced from the Online Cenotaph containing the names and details of Māori and Pacific Islanders who served in the First World War.

Topics: online resources, Maori, Soldiers Audience: historians, Descendants, Students

A collection of stories about men from Porirua district who served overseas. There will be 200 First World War stories, including men who enlisted from the Porirua Mental Hospital.

Topics: Personal stories, photos, letters, diaries, online resources Audience: Local residents, Local Government, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Porirua
Organised by: Allan Dodson

A ticker tape at the bottom of the WW100 website displayed the names of New Zealand's Gallipoli fatalities on the centenary of their death during the campaign.

Topics: Digital, online resources, Gallipoli, Commemorations Audience: General, Descendants
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

The New Zealand Geographic Board’s project to research and collect the stories behind New Zealand’s First World War place names.

Topics: place name, Geographic Board, History, LINZ, online resources Audience: Public, historians, iwi, geneologists, Researchers

The pages on this website reveal the story of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park as told during four virtual field trips facilitated for schools by Learnz. Teaching resources remain online.

Topics: Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, online resources, Education Audience: Primary students, secondary schools, Primary and secondary teachers
Organised by: The NZ Transport Agency

On 21 April 2015, come celebrate the launch of Palmerston North City Libraries' new website dedicated to the contributions our local community and beyond made to the First World War.

Topics: online resources, Events, Local history Audience: local visitors, General, historians, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North
Category: Other

Come and explore the Gallipoli campaign in an exhibition featuring the interactive world of Minecraft®. At the Auckland War Memorial Museum from 24 April - 11 October 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, online resources, Events, Gallipoli Audience: children, School students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

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

A series of ‘making of’ videos released around the opening of the Gallipoli: The scale of our war exhibition at Te Papa on 18 April 2015.

Topics: Gallipoli, online resources, video, Exhibitions Audience: Teachers, secondary students, General

Creating a searchable database of information about Hawke’s Bay fallen and returned First World War servicemen, who are named on rolls of honour and memorials in the region.

Topics: Database, Archives, History, Digitisation, online resources Audience: historians, Descendents Located in: New Zealand, Hastings

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

A video tribute to the Canterbury Mounted Rifles Regiment, 1914 to 1919, written by Nigel Carmichael and Terry King, produced by Erewhon Productions.co.nz.

Topics: online resources, video, New Zealand Mounted Rifles Audience: historians, General
Organised by: Erewhon Productions

An exhibition of First World War records at the Archives New Zealand - Dunedin Office, from 24 September to 24 December 2014, accompanied by an online resource about Alexander Mee.

Topics: Exhibitions, online resources, Events, Historical records Audience: General, historians, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

In partnership with the WW100 Programme Office, Statistics NZ launched the First World War – Changing the fabric of our nation infographic on Armistice Day 2014.

Topics: Infographics, online resources, statistics, Armistice Audience: General, historians
Organised by: Statistics New Zealand

The WW100 website displayed the names of all those who departed with the Main Body and 1st Reinforcements from Wellington on 16 October 1914 around the centenary of the event.

A selection of the names displayed in one of the features
Topics: Digital, online resources, Departure of troops Audience: historians, General, family historians, Descendants, Community Groups
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

In this very moving WW100 Perspectives video, Kate Hunter looks at what our First World War soldiers wanted to remember – and forget – in their connections between home and war.

Historian Kate Hunter
Topics: Digital, video, online resources, ww100 perspectives Audience: School students, historians, General
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

The Heritage Story Map combines satellite photography of contemporary Wellington with images and stories from the First World War. View it on mobile or your browser.

1915 map of Wellington city over contemporary map
Topics: Heritage trails, History, Local history, Personal stories, online resources Audience: General, historians, history teachers, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council