Activities and Projects
Published for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, a major First World War history told for the first time from the British and German perspectives.
Professor of History at Yale University, Professor Jay Winter, will host a fascinating discussion on the spatial logic of war memorials at Palmerston North Central Library, 23 Nov 2017, 5:30pm.
WW100 will mark the Battle of Passchendaele with a national commemorative programme held in Wellington on Thursday 12 October.
A fascinating record of New Zealand's involvement in the First World War with commentary by renowned historian Dr Chris Pugsley and a contemporary soundtrack by Iain Gordon of Fat Freddy's Drop. National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, 16 Nov 2017, 5.30pm.
The Royal New Zealand Navy Band presents a concert to commemorate the 99th anniversary of Armistice at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland, 9 Nov 2017, 7pm.
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.
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.
A new poetry anthology from Kāpiti Coast District Libraries’ second annual poetry contest – If You’re a Poet We Want to Know It.
Follow the journey of the Otago Infantry Regiment and Mounted Rifles in a special screening of this documentary at Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, 11 November 2017, 10am.
A project to commission a significant work to recognise the Featherston Military Camp is underway and the public are now invited to submit their ideas.
Balls, Bullets and Boots explores the impact that the First World War hostilities had on New Zealand’s signature sport and its sportspeople.
An organisational history of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force covering its formation, initial structure, development and changes.