NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

Created from real letters from Poilus, this is a dynamic one-man show that tells the story of a young man who went to the Great War. In Rotorua on 10 April 2019.

Topics: Events, Plays, Theatrical performances, France Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

The untold story of the New Zealanders who fought the Great War under other flags. Written by Glyn Harper, and published by Massey University Press in April 2019. 

Topics: History, Publications, First World War Centenary History Programme, Soldiers, nurses Organised by: Massey University Press, Massey University Category: Publications and online resources

The fourth and final in Aorangi Symphony Orchestra's series of World War One commemoration concerts, at the Auckland Town Hall on 31 March 2019. 

Topics: Events, Orchestra, Orchestral music, peace, Treaty of Versailles Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Aorangi Symphony Orchestra Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

A novel for children and young adults by Philippa Werry (author of "Anzac Day" and "Armistice Day")     

Topics: Publications, Books, children's books, Armistice, influenza epidemic Audience: children, young adults, Teachers, primary and secondary students Organised by: Philippa Werry Category: Publications and online resources

This talk in Palmerston North on 11 April 2019 explores these processes of cultural mobilisation and demobilisation and their larger implications for posterity’s sense of the Great War.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, History, repatriation, troops returning Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: Palmerston North Central Library Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

The New Zealand Tattoo takes place at Palmerston North’s Central Energy Trust Arena on 12-13 April 2019, coinciding with the centenary of the return of the Maori Pioneer Battalion in 1919.

Topics: Events, Music, Concerts, Maori, Homecoming Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: Palmerston North City Council, New Zealand Defence Force Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Concerts, festivals or performances

The author, Dr. Kenneth Baker, will talk about his new book, “The Obscure Heroes of Liberty” on 13 January 2019 at the Museum, Omapere. 

Topics: author, Ken Baker, Belgium, Events, Public Talks & Tours Audience: social historians, Teachers, family historians, members, General Public Located in: Hokianga Organised by: Hokianga Historical Society Inc. Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

On 19 January 2019, the Whanganui Vintage Weekend will razzle dazzle with its very own “Dazzle Ball,” inspired by the Chelsea Arts Club's Dazzle Ball in 1919.

Topics: Events, Socials, Singles, Balls, Concerts Located in: New Zealand, Wanganui Organised by: Whanganui Vintage Weekend Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

A book detailing the lives of 71 New Zealand families that lost three or more children over the course of the First World War.

Topics: Book, historical interest, commemorative, Family History Audience: General Public, Family history researchers, Researchers, All of the Community Organised by: Fair Dinkum Publications Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

My Y6 students studied World War One & Walking With An ANZAC. We decided to create a memorial mural based on our learning, chose the wall behind our flagpole and the garden it sat in.

Topics: Memorials, Armistice, Schools, Walking With An Anzac Audience: Teachers, primary school children Located in: Whangaparaoa Organised by: Miss Robyn Bennett Teacher Category: Classroom activities or formal learning, Memorials or monuments, Creative projects or crafts

A service at Gisborne's Holy Trinity Church on 11 November 2018 recognise the centenary of Armistice Day, and reflect on our commitment to peace. 

Topics: Events, Armistice, Commemorations, Ceremonies, peace, Roaring Chorus Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

The 2018 World of WearableArt Supreme WOW Award winner WAR sTOrY will be on public display at the National War Memorial in Wellington from 10-16 November 2018.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Exhibitions, Craft & Object Art Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: WW100 Programme Office, World of WearableArts Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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