NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

Flowers of War is an intricately connected artwork drawing on stories of World War One from local communities archives and museums. At Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance from October 2018.

Topics: remembrance, Design, Art, Overseas activites, Overseas events Organised by: Shrine of Remembrance Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Book The Obscure Heroes of Liberty: The unknown underground in Belgium helping New Zealand and other soldier prisoners escaped from the Germans. The members of the underground are named.

Topics: German prisoners, Belgium people, Underground movement, resistance organisation, Women in war Audience: historians, Schools, Genealogists and Family Historians, museums, Libraries Located in: Belgium, Auckland Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning, Funding, sponsorship, scholarships

A New Zealand Garden for Peace in Le Quesnoy, France, to be unveiled on 10 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Le Quesnoy, Garden, peace, Overseas activities Organised by: Xanthe White Design x Uru Whakaaro Ltd Category: Memorials or monuments

A project seeking to establish the first permanent New Zealand War Memorial Museum in the town of Le Quesnoy, France, in time for the centenary of the town's liberation on 4 November 1918.

Topics: Le Quesnoy, Museums, Exhibitions, France Organised by: New Zealand War Memorial Museum Trust Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

A New Zealand memorial and garden at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 in Zonnebeke, Belgium will be unveiled on 12 October 2017, the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Passchendaele, Belgium Audience: general audiences Organised by: Passchendaele Society Category: Memorials or monuments

Dr Nikos Lygeros is working to raise awareness on the battles and sacrifice of the Anzacs during the First World War.

Retired Belgian judge Dominique Cooreman unearthed an almost forgotten battle in Belgium, where more than 1000 NZ soldiers were killed between mid-June to the end of August 1917.

Topics: Belgium, military history, social history, Family History, Publications Audience: Teachers, secondary students, Families, historians Organised by: Dominique Cooreman Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning, Conferences, public talks, symposiums

Post to the Past aims to individually commemorate all the NZ soldiers who fell in the battle of Messines (Belgium). Participants are asked to leave a personal message for 'their' kiwi.

Topics: Messines, Commemorate, battlefield, remembrance, Heritage trails Audience: Teachers, Schools, secondary students, pilgrims Organised by: Messines Peace Village Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Tours or trails

A project to establish a permanent memorial on Fraser Island, Australia, to record the role that the Maheno played as a hospital ship in the First World War. Unveiled on Anzac Day 2017.

Topics: Memorials, Hospital ships, Maheno, ANZAC, Australia Audience: General, Tourists Organised by: Rotary Club of Brisbane High Rise Category: Memorials or monuments

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

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

The Australian War Memorial commissioned five Australian and five NZ artists to explore the Anzac legacy and commemoration in a contemporary context. The portfolio was launched in 2016.

Topics: ANZAC, Art, Fine Art Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Teachers Organised by: Australian War Memorial Category: Publications and online resources, Creative projects or crafts

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