NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

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

This book launch commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The authors have compiled a roll call of 424 Catlins soldiers, telling their stories for the first time.

Topics: Books, Publications, Local history, Soldiers Located in: New Zealand, Owaka Category: Publications and online resources

A 4 part lecture series at the WEA in Christchurch in November 2018: "Voices of WW1" explores some of the more unusual perspectives - from New Zealand Nurses to conscientious objectors.

Topics: nurses, poets, conscientious objectors, Conscription Audience: General Public Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Canterbury Workers Education Association Category: Classroom activities or formal learning

Join the Gisborne Concert Band Incorporated members and friends celebrate Armistice Day 2018.

Topics: Events, Armistice, peace, Music Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Helping to date New Zealand items of militaria and period photos from the First World War.

Topics: Services, Photography Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Barry O'Sullivan Category: Other

To create a museum display based on the names on the Wainuiomata War Memorial.

Topics: Research, Exhibitions, Personal stories, Online Cenotaph, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt Organised by: Wainuiomata Historical Museum Society Inc. Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

As part of Southland's commemorations, Venture Southland has coordinated the production of 169 street banners and 43 flags. These flags will be displayed throughout the region. 

Organised by: Venture Southland Category: Other

Each Sunday evening during the centenary, before the Last Post ceremonies at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, stories of soldiers who died 100 years ago are recited. Read past ones on NZHistory.

Topics: Last Post, Soldiers, Personal stories, Events, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Ministry for Culture & Heritage Category: Publications and online resources, Commemorative events, parades and services

An online resource telling a modern and accessible story about the New Zealand Division's role at the Western Front.

Topics: New Zealand Division, Websites, Digital Audience: Teachers, secondary students, Descendants, Tourists, Organisations Organised by: newzealanddivision.org Category: Publications and online resources

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.

Topics: Research, Websites, Digital, August 14 Audience: local visitors, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Nelson Organised by: The Prow Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

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