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.
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.
Auckland Libraries has developed a research guide, which outlines the First World War resources available at Auckland Libraries and Auckland Council Archives.
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.
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.
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.
The Bandsmen's Memorial Rotunda, a well known landmark in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, is to be repaired and strengthened.
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.
Creating an education pack about the First World War for students years 7-10, focusing on the Canterbury region and Christchurch City Libraries resources.
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.
Preserving and showcasing the photographs taken by Samuel Hurst Seager, architect of New Zealand’s First World War battlefield memorials in France, Belgium and Turkey.
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.