Activities & Projects
Discover the stories of six soldiers who fought at Passchendaele and then research the story of your own soldier at Petone Community Library, Lower Hutt, 29 October 2017, 1-5pm.
Preserving and showcasing the photographs taken by Samuel Hurst Seager, architect of New Zealand’s First World War battlefield memorials in France, Belgium and Turkey.
A presentation and NZ military records research afternoon at Petone Community Library, Lower Hutt, on 12 March 2017.
Interested in researching someone who served in the First World War? Come to a presentation on war records at National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, on 18 October 2016.
A book detailing the joint project between New Zealand, Australia and Turkey that has produced the first comprehensive archaeological and historical survey of the Anzac battlefield at Gallipoli.
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.
Learn how to search for and download New Zealand's First World War soldier records from Archives NZ at Papakura's Sir Edmund Hillary Library on 22 April 2016.
This book records, for the first time, biographies and stories about the nurses (both registered and unregistered) and chaplains with a Nelson/Tasman connection, who served in the First World War.
A project to research the stories of First World War pacifist women and men in Canterbury, which will also organise several plays about Austrian First World War pacifist Bertha von Suttner.
In this talk on 20 August 2015, three National Library staff members talk about the some of the acquaintances they have made in the course of their research on the First World War.
Family History Librarian Seonaid Lewis looks at the different types of First World War documents available for family research. At West Auckland Research Center, 12 May 2015.
Two family history lunchtimes series talks to commemorate New Zealanders' contribution to the First World War at Auckland's Central City Library, Wednesday 15 April.
The Nelson College Scriptorium will be open from 9am-4pm on 25 April 2015, and a college old boy will assist anyone seeking information on any former pupil who served in the First World War.
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.
Events, activities and exhibitions will be happening right across the Christchurch City Libraries network throughout 2014 to 2018.
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.
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.
A web page featuring First World War stories from the Top of the South, contributed by the community and commissioned by the Prow. New stories will be added through the commemoration.
A museum and research centre commemorating Rannerdale and Canterbury's First World War stories, archives, and research facilities.
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.
Highlights the contributions made by over 50 nurses from the East Coast/Hawke's Bay region who served overseas during the First World War in Egypt, France, England and Serbia.
Collecting the stories, photos and documents of Waipu people who served in the First World War and building a village exhibition. Opens August 2014.
A family history EXPO on 16-17 August 2014, Public Library, Paraparaumu; with a range of guests and agencies on hand to assist, plus stories and memories of the First World War.
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.
A research project for Ongaonga School pupils to put detail around the 25 names listed on our village memorial.
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.
Historical research and publication on the Eastbourne RSA and the district’s links with the First World War.
Uncovering the stories in an album of 300 postcards collected by Elsie just before and during the First World War. There are postcards from family, soldiers and pen-pals.
A genealogical study looking at those Chaplains who served in the First World War and who had links to the Nelson area.
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.
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.
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.
Recording a list of First World War service personnel & reserves that listed their occupation as working for the Post Office.
A joint digitisation project between Auckland War Memorial Museum and Dunedin Public Libraries has led to a significant collection of New Zealand First World War troopship magazines online.
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.
An online Research Guide that helps unlock the rich First World War content in the Alexander Turnbull Library - especially digital resources.
Transcribing war memorials in Otago & Southland. Publishing details of soldiers in our monthly newsletter. Cross-referencing Invercargill Cenotaph to all memorials for future publication.
An MA History thesis looking at the identification and quantification of the NZers employed in the mercantile marine, historiographical analysis and a microhistory of SS Aparima.
To create a museum display based on the names on the Wainuiomata War Memorial.
Venture Southland is seeking the public’s help in the very first step of gathering knowledge of the whereabouts of all war memorials in the Southland region.
This project is dedicated to re-examining the 'slanguage' given voice in the First World War, e.g. in troop magazines, as brought home to New Zealand and carried forward 100 years later.
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.
Researching relatives from the First World War. Have already researched one relative, my Great Uncle.
Creating a database of the Rolls of Honour in the Ashburton District, and a digital archive of these rolls and memorials.
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.
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.
Building up a list of casualties and injuries from Greymouth and area, using various sources.
Building up a list of First World War casualties, from various sources.
Follow a personal journey to visit 100 New Zealand First World War memorials and tell some of the fallen's stories on a blog by August 2014.
Collecting the wartime reading experiences of New Zealanders at home and abroad for the New Zealand Reading Experience Database (NZ-RED).
Share and explore stories about servicemen and women with Plimmerton (Wellington) connections who served in the First World War.