NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

In Good-Bye Maoriland, author Chris Bourkes illustrates the centrality of music to New Zealand’s experience of the First World War. Published by Potton & Burton in October 2017.

Topics: Publications, Music, Books, History Audience: historians, General Category: Publications and online resources

Two series of flags have been created to commemorate and remember New Zealand’s role on the Western Front and to celebrate New Zealand’s ongoing relationship with France and Belgium.

Topics: France, Belgium, Flags, History, Personal stories Organised by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Category: Other

The Penguin Book of New Zealand War Writing presents a rich interplay of writing about our country’s military engagements, including the First World War. Launched in October 2015.

Topics: Publications, Books, war literature Audience: historians, General, Writers Organised by: Penguin Books New Zealand Category: Publications and online resources

The New Zealand War Graves Trust, in association with the Auckland War Memorial Museum are creating a photographic archive of the war graves of all New Zealanders from 1899 to the present day. 

Topics: War Graves, Memorials, Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Publications Audience: General, Descendants, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: The New Zealand War Graves Trust Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning, Creative projects or crafts, Preservation, conservation or protection, Other

A groundbreaking physical theatre show exploring a friendship across cultures against the back drop of WW1. Performed in NZSL, English & Serbian. Accessible for Deaf and hearing audiences.  

Topics: Theatre, NZSL, Accessible theatre for Deaf and hearing audiences Audience: Deaf community, Hearing community, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Equal Voices Arts and the University of Waikato Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Creating an education pack about the First World War for students years 7-10, focusing on the Canterbury region and Christchurch City Libraries resources. 

Topics: Education, Digital Audience: Teachers, Students, Schools, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Christchurch City Libraries Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning

Salute Wairoa creates a digital, multi-media, touch table record of First World War Wairoa stories, including rediscovered memories.

Topics: Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions, RSA, Education Audience: local visitors, Students, Schools, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wairoa Organised by: Wairoa RSA, Clydebank & District Historical Trust Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

A family return to Armentières 100 year after my Grandfather (Pop) was there during the First World War.

Topics: Belgium, Personal projects, Family History Organised by: Dennis Burns (Grandson) Category: Historical re-enactments

A full national stamp and postcard exhibition, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the First World War armistice. Held inn the More FM Arena, Dunedin, on 9-11 November 2018.

Topics: Events, Stamps, Armistice Audience: Philatelists Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Dunedin Stamp & Postcard Club Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

A book detailing the joint project between New Zealand, Australia and Turkey that has produced the first comprehensive archaeological and historical survey of the Anzac battlefield at Gallipoli.

Topics: Publications, Gallipoli, Books, History, Research Audience: historians Organised by: Cambridge University Press, Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Category: Publications and online resources

Creating a new play about young Aussies and Kiwis visiting Gallipoli on the night before Anzac Day. What is it that attracts them?

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Performing Arts, Theatre Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wanaka Organised by: Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

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