NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

The restoration of the flagstaff memorial at Te Tokanganui-a-noho marae, Te Kuiti which records and honours the names of 77 men from Ngāti Maniapoto who served overseas during the First World War.

Topics: memorial Audience: Ngāti Maniapoto, King Country Located in: New Zealand, Te Kuiti Organised by: Maniapoto Māori Trust Board Category: Memorials or monuments

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

New Zealand Post honours those who served in the First World War with a five-year programme of commemorative stamps and coins.

Topics: Memorabilia, August 14, Stamps Audience: General, Philatelists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: The New Zealand Post Group Category: Publications and online resources

A commemorative sculptural installation by Helen Pollock within the New Zealand Memorial, Passchendaele Memorial Museum. Unveiled 12 July 2013.

Topics: Passchendaele, Sculpture, Exhibitions Audience: General Organised by: Passchendaele Memorial Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Creative projects or crafts

Take an in-depth look at the stories behind five of the Carillon bells dedicated by Wellingtonians in memory of those who died in the First World War. 

Topics: memorial, carillon, monument, heritage site, Soldiers Audience: Teachers, secondary students, Public Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Category: Memorials or monuments

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

Featuring Sir Peter Jackson’s collection of First World War aircraft and artefacts, brought to life in sensational sets created by WingNut Films and Weta Workshop.

Topics: Exhibitions, aviation Audience: General, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim Organised by: Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Recording and displaying Methven's First World War soldier stories in the Methven Heritage Centre during the centenary period.

Topics: Local history, Events, Exhibitions, History Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Methven Organised by: Mt Hutt Memorial Hall and Heritage Centre, Methven Historical Society Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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

A project to commission a significant work to recognise the Featherston Military Training Camp. Unveiled on 10 November 2018.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Sculpture, Memorials, Military camps, Armistice Located in: New Zealand, Featherston Organised by: Featherston Camp Memorial Trust Category: Memorials or monuments

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

A collections-driven exhibition project that explores New Zealanders’ objects related to the First World War from both overseas and the home front.

Topics: Exhibitions, Community contribution, Websites, Digital Audience: museums, galleries, General Organised by: National Services Te Paerangi Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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