NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

As part of Tauranga's commemorations of local lives lost in the First World War, a Field of Remembrance displays white crosses in public places throughout the city. 

Topics: crosses, memorial, Soldiers, Tauranga, Fields of Remembrance Audience: General Public Located in: Tauranga Organised by: Tauranga RSA, WW100 Tauranga Category: Memorials or monuments

The Penguin Book of New Zealand War Writing presents a rich interplay of writing about our country’s military engagements, including the First World War. Launched in October 2015.

Topics: Publications, Books, war literature Audience: historians, General, Writers Organised by: Penguin Books New Zealand Category: Publications and online resources

A reworking of Bob Kerr's paintings of the conscientious objectors' experience, brought them to life in a short film. Plays several times each day at Wellington Museum until 2018.

Topics: Film, Conscientious objection, Events, Conscription Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Wellington Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

We've created a series animated videos to explore some of the more curious aspects of New Zealand's First World War experience. Released periodically over 2016-17.

Topics: video, History, online resources Audience: General Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Publications and online resources

An Awfully Big Adventure transports audiences to the First World War to interrogate the impact it had on New Zealanders. Civic Theatre, Invercargill, 31 August 2017, 6pm.

Topics: Theatre, Family & Lifestyle Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Invercargill Organised by: Civic Theatre Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

The Olympic Harrier Club still holds an annual race to remember club members who died in the First World War.

Topics: Gallipoli, race, athletics, signals, signallers Audience: runners, athletics, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Olympic Harrier and Athletic Club Category: Publications and online resources, Competitions & sporting events

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

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

The North Otago Museum is developing an online resource linking information on North Otago Memorial Oaks with the Cenotaph database and information from the Waitaki District Archives.

Topics: Memorials, Research, Digital, Online Cenotaph, Trees Audience: Teachers, Descendants, Family history researchers, General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Oamaru Organised by: North Otago Museum Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments

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

An invitation to members of the Taupo District community to digitally share your memorabilia relating to the First World War, or tell the story of how the First World War impacted your family.

Topics: Digital, Local history, Lottery Grant Recipients, Community contribution, Online Cenotaph Audience: General, Descendants, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Mangakino, New Zealand, Taupo, New Zealand, Turangi Organised by: Taupo District Libraries, Taupo Museum Category: Publications and online resources

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