WW100 – New Zealand's First World War Centenary Programme ran from 2014 to 2019

Please note this site has been archived

NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

A website which allowed visitors to follow the historic 1913 cruise of the battleship HMS New Zealand online in "real-time". Decommissioned in 2014.

HMS New Zealand on the Waitemata Harbour. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 35-R1148.
Topics: Digital, History, Publications, Websites Audience: Families, General, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Torpedo Bay Navy Museum Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

Building up a list of casualties and injuries from Greymouth and area, using various sources.

Topics: Research Located in: Greymouth Organised by: History House Museum - Greymouth Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

Building up a list of First World War casualties, from various sources.

Topics: Research, Personal projects Located in: Oamaru Organised by: Judy Moffat Category: Research or lifelong learning

Restoration of the Nautilus, the launch that transported wounded troops from the shore to hospital ships off the coast at Gallipoli, was completed in 2016.

Topics: conservation, Medical care, Gallipoli, Lottery Grant Recipients Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Voyager New Zealand National Maritime Museum Category: Preservation, conservation or protection

Follow a personal journey to visit 100 New Zealand First World War memorials and tell some of the fallen's stories on a blog by August 2014.

Paeroa Memorial photographed by Helen Vail.
Topics: Personal projects, Websites, Research, Digital, Publications Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Helen Vail Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

Join the Friends of Bess to remember New Zealand horses who served in the First World War.

Topics: Anzac Day 2016, Horses, Bess Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Bulls Organised by: Friends of Bess Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

The redeveloped Cenotaph database, Online Cenotaph, includes a page about every New Zealand soldier who served in the First World War.

Topics: Websites, Community contribution, Digital, Online Cenotaph, Legacy projects Audience: Families, Researchers, Teachers, Students, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

Introducing the first detailed history of New Zealand’s hospital ships.

A tinted postcard of the hospital ship Maheno. Courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand (Ref: Eph-B-POSTCARD-vol-4-041)
Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme, Medical care, Publications Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

The first of its kind for New Zealand – New Zealand and the First World War by Damien Fenton – dynamically illustrates 50 key episodes of our wartime life. Launched November 2013.

Ion Brown, The battle of Chunuk Bair, 8 August 1915, oil on canvas
Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme, Publications Audience: General, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

The Auckland First World War Heritage Trail marks 56 sites of significance to the region's role in the First World War.

Topics: Heritage trails, Digital, Mobile Audience: General, Students, Teachers Located in: Auckland Organised by: Auckland Council Category: Publications and online resources, Tours or trails

Share and explore stories about servicemen and women with Plimmerton (Wellington) connections who served in the First World War.

The Thomson Family June 1916
Topics: Personal stories, Digital, History, Online Cenotaph, Research Audience: General Located in: Plimmerton Organised by: Plimmerton Residents Association Category: Publications and online resources

A broad-ranging book combining history and heritage to tell the story of New Zealand’s home front experiences.

Detail from the book's cover, showing fortifications at Auckland's North Head
Topics: Books, Publications, History, First World War Centenary History Programme Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

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