NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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.

Topics: History, Military, Somme, Books Audience: Teachers, Students, military, historians Category: Publications and online resources

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.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Memorials and Monuments Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: Palmerston North Central Library Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

WW100 will mark the Battle of Passchendaele with a national commemorative programme held in Wellington on Thursday 12 October.

Topics: Passchendaele, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

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.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Film Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: National Library of New Zealand Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

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.

Topics: Variety Concerts, Armistice, Concert Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Royal New Zealand Navy Band Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

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 Organised by: Ettie Rout Subcommittee of New Zealand Sexual Health Society Category: Publications and online resources

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

A new poetry anthology from Kāpiti Coast District Libraries’ second annual poetry contest – If You’re a Poet We Want to Know It.

Topics: poetry, Books, Competitions Located in: New Zealand, Kapiti Coast Organised by: Kāpti Coast District Libraries Category: Publications and online resources

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.

Topics: Film, Otago, Armistice Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Toitū Otago Settlers Museum Category: Other

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.

Rows of barracks at Featherston Military Camp, taken c1918.
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients Located in: New Zealand, Featherston Organised by: Featherston Camp Memorial Group Category: Memorials or monuments

Balls, Bullets and Boots explores the impact that the First World War hostilities had on New Zealand’s signature sport and its sportspeople.

Dave Gallaher
Topics: Sports, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Touring exhibitions Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: Rugby Museum Society of New Zealand Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

An organisational history of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force covering its formation, initial structure, development and changes.

Detail from NZEF certificate of disharge and certificate of character.
Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme, Publications Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: New Zealand Defence Force Category: Publications and online resources

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