Activities and Projects
This Writers & Readers event, as part of the 2018 New Zealand Festival, saw Chris Bourke and Christopher Pugsley trading stories about cultural change during the war.
A war animal memorial will be unveiled at the National Army Museum in February 2018 to commemorate the contribution of animals who have served with the New Zealand Military.
A free presentation by National Geographic Photographer Dr. Jeff Gusky on the graffiti left under the Western Front. At the Great War Exhibition in Wellington, 28 February 2018.
Sandra Coney will discuss some of the stories from her new book "Gone West: Great War memorials of Waitakere and their soldiers" at Titirangi Library on 24 February 2018.
In this talk Jane Tolerton explores how the feminist 1890s fuelled female ambition and how this was expressed in the fight for suffrage and in the 1914-1918 war. National Library, 28 February 2018.
International and New Zealand experts will detail 1918 pandemic epidemiology and impact, at a one-day summer school course at the University of Otago Wellington campus on 7 February 2018.
War in the Holy Lands, takes you on the journey of the NZ soldiers who fought on horseback across Sinai and Palestine. The Great War Exhibition, Wellington, 13 December 2017 - 20 February 2018.
New Zealand marked the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele in October 2017 with a week of services and events in Belgium, including a light and sound show on the Ieper ramparts.
Taumarunui Primary School are performing a play written by their principal, honouring the men and women of WWI. Over 100 children aged from 5 years to 13 years are performing.
Through diaries, letters, and official histories, follow six NZ soldiers at the Battle of Gravenstafel and see the story through their eyes. Wainuiomata Community Library, 4 December 2017, 11am.
Scholar Steven Loveridge will consider the changing perception of WW1 over the last century in relation to Passchendaele in this talk at the National Library, Wellington, 13 Dec 2017, 5.30pm.
A talk on the lobbying and rationale behind the creation of an area where men who fought overseas but died locally could be buried with their comrades. Karori Cemetery, Wellington, 11 Nov 2017, 1pm