NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities & Projects

An exhibition of the work of renowned architect Samuel Hurst Seager, designer of NZ’s First World War battlefield memorials at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 15 Aug - 4 Sept 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: University of Canterbury

Explore the story of Charles Southey, who was awarded the military medal for bravery following the Battle of Passchendaele. Tauranga City Library, 29 Sept – 30 Nov 2017, 9:30am – 5:00pm

Topics: Social & Political History, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga
Organised by: WW100 Tauranga

Award winning author Matt Elliott will present eyewitness accounts, poems, paintings and photographs depicting the 1917 attack on Messines ridge. Glenfield Library, Auckland, Saturday 10 June 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, public talks, Messines Audience: Auckland public, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Glenfield Library

The Great War Exhibition builds on its story by opening the next in its series of temporary exhibitions, “Wounded”. Dominion Museum Building, Wellington, 1 May - 30 June 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Dominion Museum Building

The White Crosses project is a nationwide initiative. This field consists of a named cross for every man and woman from the Wellington region who died over 100 years ago.

Topics: Social & Political History, memorial Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An exhibition of Sikh soldiers in the First and Second World Wars, presented by Sikh Foundation NZ.Wellington Central Library, 12 -27 April 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Sikh Foundation NZ

The Belgians Have Not Forgotten is an exhibition created by the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, touring New Zealand venues in 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, exhibition, Belgium, Passchendaele Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, Hamilton, New Zealand, Wellington

The Exhibition features forgotten Kiwi songs from the war and tells the stories of the writers and composers. At Blenheim's Millennium Public Art Gallery, 3 February to 19 March 2017.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Music, History Audience: General, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

Join the Auckland War Memorial Museum as they bring back to life the voices of New Zealanders for or against conscription in the First World War, between 30 July and 21 August 2016.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Conscription Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

This display, drawn from Tairāwhiti Museum’s collections, reflects on children’s experiences of war. On display in Gisborne between 1 April -  19 June 2016.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Children, Kids, Holidays, Home front Audience: General, children, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by: Tairawhiti Museum

Telling the experiences of Turkish and ANZAC soldiers at Gallipoli, this poster exhibition will be held at National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, from 12 February - 24 March 2016.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Gallipoli, Turkey Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by:

A display of photographs, mementos and copies of military histories of the men from the Pukekohe East School and District who fought in the First World War. In Pukekohe from 10-11 October 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Local history, Soldiers Audience: General, Local residents, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Pukekohe
Organised by: Auckland Council

An exhibition featuring photos and brief histories of Marton's local soldiers who served in the First World War. On at Vahalla Cinema Complex from 18-29 August 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Local history, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Local residents, local visitors, Descendants, historians Located in: New Zealand, Marton

How do we remember the First World War? It appears as a tangled mass of opposing views: political, emotional and moral. This exhibition runs at Aratoi from 14 August - 4 October 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Community contribution, letters Audience: General, children, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

This exhibition runs at Aratoi Museum in Masterton from 14 August - 4 October 2015. All are invited to an artist talk with its artist, Connah Podmore, on Sunday 16 August at 2 pm.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Public Talks & Tours, Fine Art Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

An exhibition celebrating the life of Joseph Gordon Coates, a war hero who became New Zealand's Prime Minister. At The Kauri Museum, Matakohe, from 17 October 2014 - 31 May 2016.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, History Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Dargaville
Organised by: The Kauri Museum

This exhibition at St Michael's Church School Hall, Christchurch, on 24 October 2015 commemorates the centenary of the sinking of the Troopship Marquette, in which ten NZ nurses perished.

Topics: Social & Political History, nurses, Nursing history, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General, Nurses, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

An exhibition at Masterton's Aratoi celebrating Norman Prior’s war record and highlighting the service of NZ medical staff during the First World War. Runs 14 August - 4 October 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Military medical care, Medical care Audience: General, historians, local visitors, Historians of health and medicine Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

This year's Mainland Arms Gunshow at Christchurch's Riccarton Park Events Centre has a special WW100 theme to commemorate the First World War. Held on 18 July 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Military displays, reenactmnents Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Mainland Arms

This exhibition at the Nelson Provincial Museum captures the very personal response to the life and death of John Robert Dunn at Gallipoli. Exhibition runs from 1 May - 23 August 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, family histories, Gallipoli Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Nelson

An insight into the men and women from Plimmerton who served In the Eqypt/Dardanelles campaign. At Emerging Light Gallery, 24 April - 8 May 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Local history, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Local residents, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Plimmerton

Papatoetoe Historical Society presents this free exhibition showcasing Papatoetoe's extensive military history and war memorabilia at Youthline Manukau Centre, 20 April - 9 May 2015

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Local history Audience: Local residents, General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Manukau
Organised by: Youthline Manukau Centre

Discover the causes of the First World War and examine the role New Zealand had in the conflict during 1914-1915 at Te Awamutu Museum from 17 April - 27 October 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Te Awamutu
Organised by: Te Awamutu Museum

A display of  photos and tribute pennants for local fallen Anzacs at Kaeo's Wesleydale Memorial Church, 20-24 April 2015. Powhiri and blessing on 19 April: http://goo.gl/eJ7joJ

Topics: Social & Political History, History, Local history, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Located in: New Zealand, Kaeo

An exhibition of items from Tairāwhiti Museum's collection with relevance to the First World War and to the Gisborne-East Coast region. From 24 April - 14 June 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Local history Audience: historians, local visitors, Local residents, General Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by: Tairawhiti Museum

Thistle Hall in Wellington is working alongside a dedicated group of artists, performers, historians and activists to bring you the Remember the Peacemakers programme between 20 April - 3 May 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, resistance, Anzac Day 2015, peace Audience: General, Activists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Thistle Hall

Launch of the book 'Tales of Three Campaigns', originally written after the First World War by Col. Cyprian Bridge Brereton. The launch will take place at Nelson College on 8 April 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Publications, Events, Books Audience: historians, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Nelson Provincial Museum

In the lead up to commemorating Anzac Day 2015, an exhibition has been installed on the mezzanine floor of the Christchurch City Council Civic building. The exhibition runs from 2-30 March 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Christchurch, Home front Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

The Lost Men of Devonport commemorates those men who left and those who stayed in Devonport during the First World War. At Depot Artspace, Auckland, from 11 April - 6 May 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Devonport
Organised by: Depot Artspace

Through new art works, the Cook Island creative community pay tribute to the 500 First World War soldiers who came from Rarotonga. At Auckland's Depot Artspace, 11 April-6 May 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Art, Rarotonga Audience: General, Artists, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Devonport

This Nelson Provincial Museum exhibition presents stories of those from around Nelson who were involved in or affected by the Gallipoli campaign. From 25 April 2015 - 24 April 2016.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Gallipoli, Local history Audience: General, local visitors, historians, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Nelson

An exhibition featuring memorabilia and images from the First World War, at Hastings War Memorial Library from 30 January to 24 April 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Memorabilia Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Hastings

An exhibition at the Central Hawkes Bay Settlers Museum in Waipawa tells the stories of some of the local soldiers who went to the First World War. Runs from 30 January - 30 April 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Social & Political History, Events, Local history Audience: General, historians, local visitors, Students Located in: New Zealand, Waipawa

An exhibition at the Hastings War Memorial Library featuring images of Māori soldiers during the First World War. Runs from 1 April to 24 April 2015.

 

Topics: Social & Political History, Events, Exhibitions, Maori Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Hastings

Three exhibitions at the National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, which present a personal picture of what it is like to be involved in conflict. Running from 30 January - 3 October 2015.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Personal experiences Audience: General, historians, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A commemoration of the lives and activities of soldiers and others who came from Stoke and who took part in the First World War. Ongoing from 12 October 2014 at Nelson's Isel House.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events Audience: General, Families, local visitors, historians Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Isel House

This display at Archives New Zealand is based on the original medals of two Wellingtonians, Edward White and Evelyn Brooke. Running from 4 - 28 November.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, Medals, Archives Audience: General, military, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Archives New Zealand

The Homefront exhibition at Taupo Museum aims to show what life was like in the Taupo District at the time of the First World War. Runs 25 October to 18 November 2014.

Topics: Social & Political History, Exhibitions, Events, History, Homefront Audience: Families, General, historians, Researchers, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Taupo
Organised by: Taupo Museum