Activities and Projects
Creating a database of the Rolls of Honour in the Ashburton District, and a digital archive of these rolls and memorials.
Digitising a wide selection of First World War letters and diaries held in the Manuscripts Collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library.
On 28-30 November 2013 a multidisciplinary conference will be held on rethinking war, particularly New Zealand’s connections with and contribution to ‘the Great War’.
This exhibition at Rotorua Museum tells some of the many powerful stories from the First World War through objects and memories contributed by the Rotorua community. 2 July 2014-2 November 2014.
Discover how the First World War changed life for people in the Waitaki District in an exhibition at North Otago Museum, from 13 September 2014 and 29 March 2015.
The Gibson Group, with funding from New Zealand on Air, has produced a First World War documentary series to mark the centenary of the war in 2014. On Prime, June-July 2014.
Creating a database of information on Mid-Canterbury (Ashburton and districts) soldiers - casualties and returned soldiers; forms available to add information on your local soldier.
Collecting personal stories from the First World War for use in a student design project.
A 2-day event at Karapiro to commemorate the end of the First World War. 10-11 November, 2018, see famous battle re-enactments, restored military vehicles, militaria for sale.
A personal quest to show 100 postcards portraying New Zealand and her people during the First World War.
The Christchurch RSA will be opening its new clubrooms on 4 August 2014, 100 years from the outbreak of the First World War. The old clubrooms where destroyed in the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake.
A book revealing the New Zealand soldier’s experience of the First World War, from general to private. Written by Professor Glyn Harper and launched in August 2015.