NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

A digital roll sourced from the Online Cenotaph containing the names and details of Māori and Pacific Islanders who served in the First World War.

Topics: online resources, Maori, Soldiers Audience: historians, Descendants, Students Organised by: Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

This book records, for the first time, biographies and stories about the nurses (both registered and unregistered) and chaplains with a Nelson/Tasman connection, who served in the First World War.  

Topics: Chaplains to the Forces, Local history, Research, Women in wartime, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Descendants, Individuals / Families, General, local visitors, Women Organised by: New Zealand Society of Genealogists Nelson Branch Category: Publications and online resources

Auckland Libraries has developed a research guide, which outlines the First World War resources available at Auckland Libraries and Auckland Council Archives.

Topics: Digital, Ressearch, Guides, Education, Conscientious objection Audience: Teachers, Students, General, Researchers, historians Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Council Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

This book, launched in October 2015 by Lt Col Lee Turner with the foreword signed by HRH Princess Anne, records the 100 year history of the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps.

Topics: Mlitary nursing, Books, Publications, nurses, Nursing history Audience: Nurses, historians, family historians Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

This free booklet features a heritage trail visiting 22 places that provide insight into Wellington’s participation in the war and includes a map illustrating WWI parade and procession routes.

Topics: Heritage trails, History, Local history, Heritage sites, publication Audience: General, Local residents, Tourists, Families, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Wellington City Council, Ministry for Culture & Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

A New Zealand memorial and garden at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 in Zonnebeke, Belgium will be unveiled on 12 October 2017, the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Passchendaele, Belgium Audience: general audiences Organised by: Passchendaele Society Category: Memorials or monuments

The Bandsmen's Memorial Rotunda, a well known landmark in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, is to be repaired and strengthened.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, park, Christchurch, Lottery Grant Recipients Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Christchurch City Council Category: Memorials or monuments

This project is dedicated to re-examining the 'slanguage' given voice in the First World War, e.g. in troop magazines, as brought home to New Zealand and carried forward 100 years later.

Topics: Research, Digital Audience: General, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Stephen Olsen Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning

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

A publication telling the little-known story from the end of the war when New Zealand troops cut a giant Kiwi into the chalk hill behind Bulford camp, England. Published in 2018.

Topics: Publications, Books, Military camps, History Category: Publications and online resources

The poignant story of First World War soldiers is presented in short videos by cultural commentators as part of the WW100 Perspectives project, released at the beginning of the centenary period.

Historian Kate Hunter
Topics: Digital, video, online resources, ww100 perspectives Audience: School students, historians, General Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Publications and online resources

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