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

An innovative feature documentary created to bring the story of the New Zealand experience at Gallipoli to life for a modern audience through a reimagined world. Released in 2015.

Topics: Film, Gallipoli, Creative Projects Audience: General Organised by: General Film Corporation, New Zealand Film Commission Category: Publications and online resources

A collection of stories about men from Porirua district who served overseas. There will be 200 First World War stories, including men who enlisted from the Porirua Mental Hospital.

Topics: Personal stories, photos, letters, diaries, online resources Audience: Local residents, Local Government, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Porirua Organised by: Allan Dodson Category: Publications and online resources

We Will Remember Them is a series of commemorative books recording the final resting place of all known New Zealand First World War casualties.

Topics: Books, Photographs, Publications Audience: General, historians, Family history researchers Organised by: Grant Tobin Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning

This video features NZ pianist Kris Baines performing "God Defend New Zealand", in a reflective style. There is also a moving monument scene with a father and his children paying homage. 

Topics: memorial, Music, Monuments, national anthem Audience: Families, children, music teachers, veterans, adults Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Leeston Organised by: Kris Baines, Selah Recordings Category: Publications and online resources, Commemorative events, parades and services

He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph provides portable digital access to Online Cenotaph using innovative purpose-built digitisation kiosks at a range of locations throughout New Zealand.

Topics: Events, Online Cenotaph, Community contribution Audience: General, Descendants, Researchers Organised by: Tamaki Paenga Hira - Auckland War Memorial Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Research or lifelong learning

The untold story of the New Zealanders who fought the Great War under other flags. Written by Glyn Harper, and published by Massey University Press in April 2019. 

Topics: History, Publications, First World War Centenary History Programme, Soldiers, nurses Organised by: Massey University Press, Massey University Category: Publications and online resources

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

Through the works of eight young artists, the Luck of the Draw website explores contemporary ideas around conscription, war and the ballot that forced 20,000 New Zealanders to fight overseas.

Topics: Conscription, online resources, Websites, Artists, youth Audience: young people, General, Artists Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Creative projects or crafts

A museum and research centre commemorating Rannerdale and Canterbury's First World War stories, archives, and research facilities.

Lord and Lady Bledisloe visiting a Rannerdale Veteran in the 1930s
Topics: Museum, Research, Education, Archives, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: local visitors, Teachers, secondary students, Students, Researchers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Rannerdale Veterans Care Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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

In recognition of Taranaki's First World War soldiers, the New Plymouth RSA organised to construct a memorial statue near the town's waterfront, to be unveiled on Armistice Day 2018.

Topics: Statues, Armistice, Soldiers, RSA Located in: New Zealand, New Plymouth Organised by: New Plymouth RSA Category: Memorials or monuments

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