Activities and Projects
A number of excursions and talks on the Passchendaele steam train are planned to commemorate the battle in which New Zealand experienced one of its darkest days.
An evening of music commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. Charles Luney Auditorium, Christchurch, 15 October 2017, 3pm.
Author Jane Tolerton is set to discuss the true stories of Wellington women in the First World War, drawing on research from her new book. Booklovers B&B, Wellington, 29 October 2017, 4pm.
An opportunity to learn more about All Black captain Dave Gallaher on the centenary of his death at the Battle of Passchendaele. East Coast Bays Library, Auckland, 18 October 2017, 10.30am.
An Awfully Big Adventure transports audiences to the First World War to interrogate the impact it had on New Zealanders. Theatre Royal, Nelson, 17 October 2017, 6pm.
Hop aboard at Wellington and journey up the coast to Paekakariki as the train returns after a series of journeys marking the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele. 15 October 2017, 3:15pm.
Take a special steam-train journey to commemorate the Battle of Passchendaele’s centenary. Wellington Railway Station, 14-15 October 2017.
A symposium on one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s greatest military tragedies at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, 3 October 2017, 6:30pm.
Drop in for this school holiday activity and we’ll put you through your paces in this lively, interactive experience. Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland. 9-15 October 2017.
Climb aboard a steam train, and join characters from the NZ military on their journey to and from the devastating Battle of Passchendaele. Wellington Railway Station, 15 October 2017, 12:15pm.
A memorial service marking the 99th anniversary of the signing of the armistice. Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, 11 November 2017, 11am.
A symposium examining the production and consumption of commemorative images and objects at University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 2 September 2017, 1pm.