NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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.

Members of the 8th Southland Company, Otago Infantry Battalion
Topics: Websites, Lottery Grant Recipients, Digital, Research, Online Cenotaph Audience: Families, Researchers, Teachers, Students, General Located in: New Zealand, Invercargill Organised by: Dr Aaron Fox, Bryce Horrell, Iain Davidson, Southern Institute of Technology Category: Publications and online resources

Researching relatives from the First World War. Have already researched one relative, my Great Uncle.

Topics: Research, Personal projects, Online Cenotaph Located in: France, Auckland Organised by: Peter C Burridge Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

A children's book by Philippa Werry helping young New Zealanders fully understand contemporary commemorations of war.

Anzac poppy
Topics: Anzac Day, Publications, Books, children's books Audience: children Organised by: Philipa Werry, New Holland Publishers Category: Publications and online resources

Creating a database of the Rolls of Honour in the Ashburton District, and a digital archive of these rolls and memorials.

Topics: Research, Digital, Online Cenotaph Located in: Ashburton, Methven, Rakaia Organised by: Ashburton District Family History Group Category: Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning

Digitising a wide selection of First World War letters and diaries held in the Manuscripts Collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Topics: Personal stories, diaries, letters, Digital, Online Cenotaph Audience: Researchers, Tertiary students, secondary students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Alexander Turnbull Library Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

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’.

Topics: Education, Events Audience: Researchers, Tertiary students, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

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.

Topics: Exhibitions, August 14, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Local history Audience: local visitors, iwi, whanau, Families Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua Organised by: Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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.

Topics: Exhibitions, Local history, Personal stories, Homefront, Events Audience: General, Descendants, Families, Schools, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Oamaru Organised by: North Otago Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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.

Topics: Memorials, Research, Digital, Online Cenotaph, Trees Audience: Teachers, Descendants, Family history researchers, General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Oamaru Organised by: North Otago Museum Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments

An evolving collection offering onscreen remembrance of New Zealand and the 'Great War': classic full-length documentaries, short films, dramas and archive newsreels.

Topics: Websites, History, Film, Digital, Documentaries Audience: General, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: NZ On Screen Category: Publications and online resources

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.

Topics: Documentaries, Film, History Audience: General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Gibson Group, New Zealand on Air Category: Publications and online resources, Other

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.

Topics: Websites, History, Digital, Research, Online Cenotaph Audience: Family history researchers, historians, Researchers Located in: Ashburton, Methven, Rakaia Organised by: Elisabeth (Liz) Quaid Category: Research or lifelong learning

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