WW100 – New Zealand's First World War Centenary Programme ran from 2014 to 2019

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NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

The poignant story of First World War soldiers is presented in short videos by cultural commentators as part of the WW100 Perspectives project, released at the beginning of the centenary period.

Historian Kate Hunter
Topics: Digital, video, online resources, ww100 perspectives Audience: School students, historians, General Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Publications and online resources

A web-based project, commissioned by New Zealand Post, highlighting the vital role played by New Zealand’s postal system – the Internet of its time – during the First World War.

Members of the World War I Post & Telegraph Guard
Topics: Publications, Community contribution, Digital, History Audience: General, Organisational staff Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

Creating a searchable database of information about Hawke’s Bay fallen and returned First World War servicemen, who are named on rolls of honour and memorials in the region.

Topics: Database, Archives, History, Digitisation, online resources Audience: historians, Descendents Located in: New Zealand, Hastings Organised by: Hastings District Libraries Category: Publications and online resources

A project seeking to establish the first permanent New Zealand War Memorial Museum in the town of Le Quesnoy, France, in time for the centenary of the town's liberation on 4 November 1918.

Topics: Le Quesnoy, Museums, Exhibitions, France Organised by: New Zealand War Memorial Museum Trust Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

New Zealand composer Peter Hobbs has released a single and 360° video to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First Battle of Passchendaele (fought on 12 October 1917).

Topics: Passchendaele; Private Leonard Hart; Audience: General, general audiences, Music lovers Category: Publications and online resources

In recognition of Taranaki's First World War soldiers, the New Plymouth RSA organised to construct a memorial statue near the town's waterfront, to be unveiled on Armistice Day 2018.

Topics: Statues, Armistice, Soldiers, RSA Located in: New Zealand, New Plymouth Organised by: New Plymouth RSA Category: Memorials or monuments

A project to audit and digitise the First World War collections at the Waimate Historical Society, and encourage members of the public to share personal stories and artefacts.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, online resource, Digitisation Audience: General, historians, social historians Located in: New Zealand, Waimate Organised by: Waimate Historical Society Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

Jennifer Haworth presents a well illustrated exploration of the work of New Zealand's Official War Artists and also of its citizen soldiers. Published in April 2016.

Topics: Books, Publications, war art Audience: General, historians Organised by: Wily Publications Category: Publications and online resources

The restoration of the flagstaff memorial at Te Tokanganui-a-noho marae, Te Kuiti which records and honours the names of 77 men from Ngāti Maniapoto who served overseas during the First World War.

Topics: memorial Audience: Ngāti Maniapoto, King Country Located in: New Zealand, Te Kuiti Organised by: Maniapoto Māori Trust Board Category: Memorials or monuments

Salute Wairoa creates a digital, multi-media, touch table record of First World War Wairoa stories, including rediscovered memories. Unveiled at Wairoa Museum in July 2018.

Topics: Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions, RSA, Education Audience: local visitors, Students, Schools, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wairoa Organised by: Wairoa RSA, Clydebank & District Historical Trust Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Te Papa is combining the worlds of movies, model-making and museums to take visitors on a journey back to Gallipoli. This exhibition, developed in partnership with Weta Workshop, opens 18 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Gallipoli, Exhibitions Audience: General, School students, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Weta Workshop Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Since writing you last... features the letters of four Southland First World War soldiers.  Over 1700 pages from 307 letters have been digitised, transcribed, and made available to the public.

Topics: letters, Southland, primary resource Audience: Teachers, secondary students, historians, general audience, Tertiary students Located in: New Zealand, Invercargill Organised by: Invercargill City Libraries & Archives Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning

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