NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

While observing a variety of animals, students on this learning programme at Orana Wildlife Park will discuss symbolism and the effectiveness of animal imagery in First World War propaganda posters.

Topics: Education, Events, Animals Audience: secondary students, Schools, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Orana Wildlife Park Zoo School Category: Classroom activities or formal learning, Tours or trails

Against the backdrop of war, Anthony Ritchie celebrates the experiences of ordinary people. Hear this secular cantata at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral on 14 April 2018.

Topics: Events, Music, Classical Music, choral Audience: classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Choral Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

A reworking of Bob Kerr's paintings of the conscientious objectors' experience, brought them to life in a short film. Plays several times each day at Wellington Museum until 2018.

Topics: Film, Conscientious objection, Events, Conscription Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Wellington Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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, Armistice Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua Category: Memorials or monuments

New Zealand Post continues to remember and honour those who served in the First World War with the fourth addition to its stamp and coin programme, titled 1917 The Darkest Hour.

Topics: Memorabilia, centenary, Stamps, coins Audience: General, general audience, Philatelists, Collectors Organised by: The New Zealand Post Group Category: Publications and online resources, Commemorative events, parades and services

To create a museum display based on the names on the Wainuiomata War Memorial.

Topics: Research, Exhibitions, Personal stories, Online Cenotaph, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt Organised by: Wainuiomata Historical Museum Society Inc. Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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

Book The Obscure Heroes of Liberty: The unknown underground in Belgium helping New Zealand and other soldier prisoners escaped from the Germans. The members of the underground are named.

Topics: German prisoners, Belgium people, Underground movement, resistance organisation, Women in war Audience: historians, Schools, Genealogists and Family Historians, museums, Libraries Located in: Belgium, Auckland Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning, Funding, sponsorship, scholarships

Online and mobile historical content – including free apps, plus improving New Zealand-related information and signage at overseas battlefields and associated museums.

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Topics: Heritage trails, Legacy projects, Western Front, Gallipoli, Overseas activities Audience: Tourists, General, Families Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, WW100 Programme Office Category: Publications and online resources, Tours or trails

Dr Nikos Lygeros is working to raise awareness on the battles and sacrifice of the Anzacs during the First World War.

A database of all Westland people who served during the First World War to support commemorations of Westland's role in the war, developed by Hokitika Museum.

Topics: Digital, Online Cenotaph, Community contribution Audience: Teachers, secondary students, Volunteers, historians, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Hokitika Organised by: Hokitika Museum, Westland District Library Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning

Sandra Coney's new book explores the faces behind Waitākere's First World War memorials.

Topics: Book, Memorials and Monuments, family histories, Personal stories Audience: General, general audiences Category: Publications and online resources

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