NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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An exhibition on the Somme brings to life the remarkable life and military career of Dunedin-born Lt-Col James Waddell, veteran of France's Foreign Legion.

Topics: Exhibitions, Soldiers, Events, Overseas Audience: General, New Zealanders, historians, Expats, Local residents

Celebrate and honour all who were connected to the New Zealand hospitals and the UK communities who do so much to remember them. 29 June 2016, 11.30 am, St Nicholas' Church, Brockenhurst.

Topics: Brockenhurst, Hospitals, Overseas Audience: General

A range of activities will be held in Lemnos, Greece, to commemorate the fallen in the Gallipoli campaign. 20-21 April 2016.

Topics: Anzac Day 2016, Overseas Audience: General

A service of gratitude at the Mazargues War Cemetery in Marseilles to commemorate the centenary of the NZEF's landing in France on 11 April 1916.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Overseas Audience: General, Local residents

A commemorative programme of events around Anzac Day on sites associated with New Zealand on the former Western Front.

Topics: Commemorations, Events, Anzac Day 2016, Overseas Audience: General, Expats, Tourists

On 25 April each year New Zealand commemorates the landings of the Anzacs on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.

Topics: Gallipoli, Commemorations, Anzac Day 2016, Overseas Audience: General, Descendants, Expats, Tourists

As we approach 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, Fierce Light brings together outstanding international poets with filmmakers and artists to explore the war and its legacy in the 21st century.

Topics: poetry, Overseas Audience: Arts appreciators, General
Organised by: 14-18 NOW

In mid-June 2016 the people of the Brightlingsea, Essex, pay tribute to the 10,000 ANZAC troops who trained in the town during the First World War.

Topics: Overseas, Commemorations, training Audience: Expats, Local residents

Sonic Wells for Gallipoli is an art project which symbolises the special relationship of mutual respect between New Zealand, Australia and Turkey. Live all day from 23 April to 22 July 2016.

Topics: Art, Gallipoli, Overseas Audience: General, Local residents, Arts appreciators, Students Located in: New Zealand, Australia, Turkey, Wellington
Category: Other
Organised by: Allan Giddy

On 29 October 2015, New Zealand will recognise the outstanding contribution of four Belgians for their services to New Zealand-Belgium relations and war commemorations in a ceremony in Poperinge.

Topics: Belgium, Overseas

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

A New Zealand memorial service to commemorate the 98th anniversary of the Battle of Broodseinde on 4 October 2015, held at the site of the battle in Belgium.

Topics: Commemorative events, Events, Overseas

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

New Zealand, Australia and Turkey are pleased to present the first ever joint photo exhibition of the first World War Gallipoli campaign in Austria, from 23 September 2015 - 10 January 2016.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Gallipoli, Overseas Audience: General, historians, Expats

Dr Jenny R Macleod presents the NZ-UK Link Foundation Annual Lecture for 2015, looking at New Zealand's experience of Gallipoli. Held at the University of London on 16 November 2015.

Topics: Events, Gallipoli, Public Talks & Tours, Overseas Audience: General, historians, military, Expats

On 29 September 2015 the NZDF's rugby team, the Defence Blacks, plays a commemorative match against a French selection in Paris.

Topics: rugby, Sports, Events, Overseas Audience: Sports People, General, Expats

On 3 October 2015 the NZDF's rugby team, the Defence Blacks, will play a one-off match in the Dave Gallaher Memorial Tournament against the Belgium national team in Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Topics: rugby, Sports, Events, Overseas Audience: Sports People, General, Expats

World premier of new jazz piece written by John Rae and featuring Scottish pianist Brian Kellock with New Zealand bassist Patrick Bleakley at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival 2015

Topics: Jazz, Music, Overseas Audience: Music lovers, General

Photographs by Lesley Wilson depicting how communities around the world are remembering the men and women who went to the First World War. At Albany War Memorial Library, 25-26 July 2015.

Topics: Photography, Exhibitions, Art, Events, Overseas Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Albany

A commemorative tour organised by nurse historian Clare Ashton in Sept '15 from Athens to Istanbul to remember NZ's First World War nurses who cared for casualties of the Gallipoli Campaign.

Topics: nurses, Tours, Gallipoli, Overseas Audience: Nurses, Teachers, historians

Bermuda commemorates the centenary of the Gallipoli landings on 25 April 2015 with a dawn service, an afternoon commemoration for an NZEF Private, and an Anzac dinner.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Anzac Day 2015, Overseas Audience: General
Organised by: Jane Chapman

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

Maheno School Year 7 & 8 students are travelling to Fraser Island to the wreck site of the NZ hospital ship Maheno for Anzac Day 2015 commemorations.

Topics: Schools, Hospital ships, Commemorative events, Overseas Audience: School children, Teachers, Historians of health and medicine

Women of Empire 1914-1918 takes us into the lives of around 30 Anzac women whose lives were transformed by their experiences in the First World War. Exhibiting in Australia & New Zealand.

Women of Empire
Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Women in wartime, Overseas Audience: Families, General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand, Australia, Nelson, New Zealand, Australia, Porirua, New Zealand, Australia, Thames, New Zealand, Australia, Wellington

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle for Chunuk Bair. 8 August 2015, New Zealand Memorial at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli Historical National Park, Turkey.

Topics: Overseas, Ceremonies, International commemorations, Chunuk Bair Audience: local visitors, Descendants, General

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

Commemorating the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli in Turkey on 25 April 2015.

Topics: Anzac Day 2015, Overseas, International commemorations, Gallipoli Audience: Ballot ticket holders

James Belich, Beit Professor of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Oxford University, on the effects on each other of New Zealand collective identities and the First World War. Free, 2 July 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Overseas Audience: General

New Zealand has been invited to send four young people to join youth from all countries involved in the First World War to march along the Champs-Elysées on Bastille Day, 14 July 2014.

Topics: Overseas, France Audience: Youth, secondary students
Category: Exchanges

An opportunity for journalism students to take part in an intercultural learning programme around First World War historical sites. August 2014, Belgium and France.

Topics: Overseas, Education, Western Front, August 14 Audience: Teachers, Students, Youth
Category: Exchanges

An invitation to email me messages for placement on the graves of New Zealand casualties at five French cemeteries in the Somme and Nord departments in May 2015.

Topics: Personal projects, Community contribution, Overseas Audience: Descendants, General
Organised by: Alex Ballingall

Pacific Islanders in the First World War: nation, nationalism and sense of belonging. An international symposium in Amiens, France, from 17 to 20 April 2014.

Topics: Overseas, Pacific, Events Audience: Teachers, Researchers, Students, historians

A local history workshop on 28 February 2014, organised by BALH and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Topics: Overseas Audience: historians, Students

Developing a website and downloadable mobile application, and constructing a monument (unveiled April 2014) commemorating a First World War soldier from New Zealand.

An impression of the new statue
Topics: Heritage trails, Mobile, Overseas, Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: local visitors, Tourists
Organised by: Messines Town Council

This September 2015 voyage – Athens to Istanbul – remembers New Zealand nurses lost on the Marquette and Australian nurses on Lemnos treating the casualties of the battles of August 1915.

Topics: Women in wartime, Medical care, Tours, Overseas Audience: Nurses, Descendants, historians

The Douai Hockey Club and Le Coquelicot - Following their Footsteps are jointly organising a U15 international youth hockey tournament to mark the First World War centenary.

Playing hockey behind the lines during the First World War.
Topics: France, Sports, Events, Overseas Audience: Teachers, Schools, Students, Youth Located in: New Zealand, France, Wellsford