NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

Post to the Past aims to individually commemorate all the NZ soldiers who fell in the battle of Messines (Belgium). Participants are asked to leave a personal message for 'their' kiwi.

Topics: Messines, Commemorate, battlefield, remembrance, Heritage trails Audience: Teachers, Schools, secondary students, pilgrims Organised by: Messines Peace Village Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Tours or trails

We are making an interpretation panel on the soldiers and nurses from Dipton who served in the First World War. It includes facts, names and photos of Dipton and the war zones.

Topics: interpretative panel Organised by: Dipton Community Development Area Subcommittee, Southland District Council Category: Memorials or monuments

Chinese Anzacs: Australians of Chinese Descent in the Defence Forces 1885-1919 - Second Edition revised to include New Zealand-born Chinese of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1914-1919.

Topics: Chinese, History, ANZAC, Publications, Book Audience: Descendants, historians Located in: New Zealand, Australia, Wellington Organised by: New Zealand Chinese Association Category: Publications and online resources

The mana attached to Rotorua’s Te Arawa Soldiers Memorial is being restored thanks to a large contribution from the Lotteries World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Fund.

Topics: war memorial, Lottery Grant Recipients, Restoration projects Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua Category: Memorials or monuments

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

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

A series of essays and exhibitions on the role of New Zealand Police in the First World War will be available between August 2014 and November 2018.

A group of Wellington Police, 1914. New Zealand Police Museum Collection.
Topics: Digital, Events, Exhibitions, Conscientious objection, August 14 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Porirua Organised by: New Zealand Police Museum, New Zealand Police Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Published for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, a major First World War history told for the first time from the British and German perspectives.

Topics: History, Military, Somme, Books Audience: Teachers, Students, military, historians Category: Publications and online resources

Tauranga City Libraries are collecting the stories, photographs, letters and so on of locals connected with the First World War.

Topics: Digital, Local history, Personal stories, Heritage, Community contribution Audience: General Located in: Tauranga Organised by: Tauranga City Libraries Category: Publications and online resources

Digitisation of 'The Mataura Ensign' newspapers from 1915 to 1919.

Topics: Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Family history researchers, historians, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Gore Organised by: Gore District Historical Society Category: Publications and online resources

A project to establish a permanent memorial on Fraser Island, Australia, to record the role that the Maheno played as a hospital ship in the First World War. Unveiled on Anzac Day 2017.

Topics: Memorials, Hospital ships, Maheno, ANZAC, Australia Audience: General, Tourists Organised by: Rotary Club of Brisbane High Rise Category: Memorials or monuments

Pages