Activities and Projects
An on-line project to commemorate Southland’s role in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915, and to honour the memory of all who served. Launched 4 July 2014.
Researching relatives from the First World War. Have already researched one relative, my Great Uncle.
A children's book by Philippa Werry helping young New Zealanders fully understand contemporary commemorations of war.
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 North Otago Museum is developing an online resource linking information on North Otago Memorial Oaks with the Cenotaph database and information from the Waitaki District Archives.
An evolving collection offering onscreen remembrance of New Zealand and the 'Great War': classic full-length documentaries, short films, dramas and archive newsreels.
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.