WW100 – New Zealand's First World War Centenary Programme ran from 2014 to 2019

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NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

Balls, Bullets and Boots explores the impact that the First World War hostilities had on New Zealand’s signature sport and its sportspeople.

Dave Gallaher
Topics: Sports, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Touring exhibitions Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: Rugby Museum Society of New Zealand Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Researching the lives of 100 men listed on five Wellington war memorials as "killed" during the First World War, on behalf of the Wellington Branch, New Zealand Society of Genealogists.

Aro valley war memorial
Topics: Memorials, Online Cenotaph, Research Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning

The history of the Pacific Islanders who served in the New Zealand Army in the First World War. Written by Howard Weddell, and published in 2016.

Topics: History, Pacific Cultures, Publications, Books Audience: historians, Descendants, Pacific cultures Category: Publications and online resources

A memorial to the men from Pacific countries who joined ranks with New Zealanders in the World Wars will be unveiled at Pukeahu following a design competition in 2018.

Topics: Memorials, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Pacific Islands, Pacific Cultures, Competitions Organised by: Ministry for Pacific Peoples, Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Category: Memorials or monuments

To commemorate the centenary of the Armistice and honour those who served in the First World War, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is releasing a commemorative 50 cent circulating coin.

Topics: coins, Stamps, Armistice, Memorabilia Organised by: Reserve Bank of New Zealand, The New Zealand Post Group Category: Publications and online resources

The only remaining artefact commemorating the people of Kuaotunu who gave their lives during this war, it is important to restore and preserve it it in honour of their memory for generations to come.

Topics: Roll of Honour, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: general audience Located in: New Zealand, Whitianga Organised by: Kuaotunu Hall Committee Category: Preservation, conservation or protection

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

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

100 portraits of New Zealand's very own Berry Boys along with vintage posters and photographs and artworks of war times will be displayed on mobile screens around the world.

Topics: Photography, Heritage, Collections, Education, Archives Audience: Students, Teachers, Researchers, Arts appreciators Organised by: Excio Category: Publications and online resources

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

For the centenary, the Wellington Quarry Museum in Arras is looking for photographs of the 450 New Zealand tunnellers who worked in the underground quarries during the First World War.

Topics: Community contribution, Photography, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Western Front Audience: General, Descendants, historians Organised by: Wellington Quarry Museum, Memorial of the Battle of Arras Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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