NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

'Passchendaele: A Descent into Hell' tells the story of the New Zealand Division at Passchendaele in October 1917. National Army Museum, Waiōuru, 12 December 2017 - 30 April 2018.

Topics: Passchendaele, exhibition, Museum Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru Organised by: National Army Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

A special issue of the Women's Studies Journal, including articles engaging in historical critique of women's experiences in the First World War, is to be published in June 2016.

Topics: publication, resources, Women in wartime Audience: academics; women in communities Organised by: Women's Studies Association (NZ) Journal Collective Category: Publications and online resources

The Troopers Tale - The History of The Otago Mounted Rifles is the complete and authorised narrative of the Otago Mounted Rifles, edited by the late Dr Don Mackay.

Topics: Otago Mounted Rifles, OMR, Publications, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, Messines Audience: historians, Teachers, veterans, Students Organised by: Dr Don Mackay, Turnbull Ross Publishing, Dr Don Mackay with Ralph Lawrence (Publications) Category: Publications and online resources

A family return to Armentières 100 year after my Grandfather (Pop) was there during the First World War.

Topics: Belgium, Personal projects, Family History Organised by: Dennis Burns (Grandson) Category: Historical re-enactments

In 1915, 160 Niuean men joined the NZEF as part of the Maori Reinforcements and set sail to Auckland and then Egypt and France. This updated book describing their experience was published mid-2018.

Topics: Niue, Book, Pacific Islands, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, New Zealand Army Audience: Readers, General Public, Students, Teachers, Pacific cultures Organised by: Otago University Press Category: Publications and online resources

Researching the lives of 100 men listed on five Wellington war memorials as "killed" during the First World War, on behalf of the Wellington Branch, New Zealand Society of Genealogists.

Aro valley war memorial
Topics: Memorials, Online Cenotaph, Research Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning

Quick March was the official monthly publication of the New Zealand Returned Soldiers' Association between 1918 and 1923. Auckland Libraries are digitising it to make it available online.

Topics: Digital, History, RSA Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Council Category: Publications and online resources

A new book by Trish McCormack & Andrew Gibson explores the letters of NZ soldier Jack Pryce during the First World War.

Topics: Passchendaele, Western Front, Book Audience: General, general audiences Category: Publications and online resources

A series of animated videos released in the lead-up to Anzac Day 2017 exploring some of the personal stories from Ngā Tapuwae Western Front trails.

Topics: Videos, Ngā Tapuwae, Stories, Soldiers, Western Front Audience: General Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Publications and online resources

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

To place the Anzac poppy flower head on the places such as roads and facilities that are named after wartime activities or people.  

Topics: Memorials, youth, Genealogy, Heritage sites Audience: Teachers, Students, councils, Genealogists, RSA Organised by: Places of Remembrance Trust Category: Memorials or monuments

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