NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

WW1 Resources in Auckland

An online exhibition and timeline to commemorate the centenary using documents and images from the Auckland Council Archives collection, plus indexing of names from war memorials.

Christmas 1914 - Christmas Card from The Mayor, Councillors and staff of the City of Auckland showing flags of the allied nations. Archives Reference: ACC 275 Box 27 Record No: 18-518 pt1

To commemorate the centenary of the First World War, Auckland Council Archives has developed an online exhibition and timeline featuring material from the Auckland Council Archives collections.

The exhibition focuses on the council activities during and after the war, including involvement in relief funds, provisions for returned soldiers, commemorative events, and the construction and placement of war memorials.

The timeline features excerpts from the official minute books of those local authorities in existence in the Auckland region during the First World War to provide an insight into how Auckland reacted and contributed to the war effort. The timeline will be added to for each year of the commemorations.

In addition, our volunteers have transcribed and researched the names from several First World War memorials and rolls of honour from across the Auckland region and these are available to search. Names of soldiers within these resources have been linked to the Auckland Museum’s Cenotaph database, records within Archives New Zealand’s Archway database and images from Auckland Libraries Special Collections.

Email us at archives@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz for further information.

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Ticket (11A) for Anzac Day Commemorative Service Auckland Town Hall, 25 April 1918. Archives Reference: ACC 275 Box 24 Record No: 18-244 pt3
Borough of Newmarket WWI Roll of Honour Board. Archives Reference: AKC 2004 024
Unveiling of the Onehunga War Memorial Arch of Remembrance 1914-1918 Jellicoe Park 20 October 1929. Archives Reference: OHB 026 Item 2
Breech-loading howitzer mounted on a gun carriage at the entrance to Waikowhai Park, Auckland, circa 1924. Archives Reference: MRB 027 Box 4 Item 4cf
This activity is being worked on from
July 2013
Date added: 26 July 2013 | Last updated: 12 December 2016

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