NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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This new publication by Professor Kay Morris Matthews  and co-published by Tairawhiti Museum and EIT is about making visible the work that NZ women undertook overseas during the First World War.

Topics: Publications, Women in wartime, East Coast, History, Books Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
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An exhibition and associated publication featuring women with links to Gisborne who served or volunteered in the First World War. At Tairawhiti Museum from 24 March to 16 July 2017.

Topics: Museums, Events, Exhibitions, Women in wartime, Publications Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by: Tairawhiti Museum

The role of Tairāwhiti women who served overseas in the First World War is the focus of this public lecture at the Tairāwhiti Museum on 25 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Women in wartime, Local history, Events, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General, Local residents, Descendants, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by: Tairawhiti Museum

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.  

Topics: Chaplains to the Forces, Local history, Research, Women in wartime, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Descendants, Individuals / Families, General, local visitors, Women

Women of Empire 1914-1918 draws on the personal experiences of New Zealand women during the First World War. Join an exhibition floor talk at The Nelson Provincial Museum on 1 February 2016.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Women in wartime, women, Public Talks & Tours Audience: General, historians, Women, Students Located in: New Zealand, Nelson

Mothers, Daughters, Wives is a concert that focuses on those who are often left behind at times of war. Performed on 14 November 2015 at the National War Memorial, Wellington.

Topics: Events, Concert, Families, Women in wartime Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Nota Bene

Jude Turner will host a talk about the history of the nurses lost when the Marquette sank in 1915 in the Nurses’ Memorial Chapel Garden at Christchurch Hospital on 25 October 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, nurses, Women in wartime Audience: General, Nurses, historians Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
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This exhibition at Dunedin's Otago Museum telling the story of three local nurses as they care for wounded soldiers during the Great War. Runs from 1 October 2015 - 31 January 2016.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, nurses, Women in wartime Audience: General, historians, Students, Local residents, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Otago Museum

Victoria University of Wellington hosts a talk on patriotic women travellers during the First World War on 18 September 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Women in wartime, Families, women Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Celebrate the 122nd anniversary of votes for New Zealand women and come along for an informal launch of Jane Tolerton’s new book at Little Peckish Cafe, Wellington, on 19 September 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Women in wartime, Books, Publications Audience: General, Women Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A play based on the prolific First World War fundraiser Helena Barnard, performed by St Mary's Diocesan School students. At The Castle, Stratford, from 11-13 August 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Local history, Fundraising, Performing Arts, Women in wartime Audience: General, Students, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Stratford

At Napier's MTG on 5 July 2015, Professor Kay Morris Matthews will be discussing her research into woman in the First World War, with a focus on women from the East Coast and Hawke's Bay.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Women in wartime, women, Regional history Audience: General, historians, Students, Women's studies students Located in: New Zealand, Napier
Organised by: MTG Hawke's Bay

The true cost of war, as felt by New Zealand women, will be explored by the Voice Arts Trust at the Museum of Wellington City and Sea on 28 March 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Events, Choir, Vocal Music, Women in wartime Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Voice Arts Trust

Bringing to life, through words and music, the stories of New Zealand women at home and abroad during the First World War. At Auckland Museum from 16-19 April 2015.

Topics: Theatre, Women in wartime, Events, Performing Arts, letters Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
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A special issue of the Women's Studies Journal, including articles engaging in historical critique of women's experiences in the First World War, is to be published in June 2016.

Topics: publication, resources, Women in wartime Audience: academics; women in communities

A Women’s Studies Association (NZ) event for women to consider war and peace, the First World War commemorations and our place in history. Held at St John's in the City, 28 March 2015.

Topics: Women in wartime, Events, Seminar Audience: Women, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A Women’s Studies Association (NZ) event for women to consider war and peace, the First World War commemorations and our place in history. At Ferndale House on 12 April 2015.

Topics: Seminar, Women in wartime, Events Audience: Women, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

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

The National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) is producing a 2015 diary acknowledging the First World War that has a particular focus on its impact on women.

Topics: Women in wartime, Publications Audience: Women, historians, secondary students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Margaret Sparrow shares the life of Ettie Rout, a sexual health campaigner whose activism saw her both decorated and shunned. Gus Fisher Gallery, 19 September 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events, Women in wartime, History Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Gus Fisher Gallery

Professor Barbara Brookes, History and Art History, University of Otago, gives insight into New Zealand women's contribution to the First World War. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 August 2014

Topics: Public talks and tours, Women in wartime, Events, History Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

Jane Tolerton's book Ettie Rout: New Zealand’s safer sex pioneer details the achievements of a woman who pioneered safer sex initiatives for New Zealand troops in the First World War.

Topics: Books, Publications, Lottery Grant Recipients, Women in wartime Audience: General, historians, Historians of health and medicine Located in: Wellington

Women at the Front (working title) is a new international theatre collaboration for WW100 between Ake Ake Theatre Company NZ and Sanja Krsmanovic Tasic (Dah Teatar) Serbia. Funded by Creative NZ.

Topics: Theatre, Medical care, Women in wartime, Events, October 14 Audience: Teachers, Students, local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Europe - other, Dunedin

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