NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

A sculptural work in memorial to the grievous losses of the First World War and a reflection on the idea of 'victory' in war. Now exhibiting in Europe.

Topics: Fine Art, Lottery Grant Recipients, Overseas Audience: local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, France, Belgium, Dunedin, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Gisborne, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Nelson Organised by: Helen Pollock 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

Raglan Museum's exhibition 'Raglan Remembers World War 1' tells the stories of 154 Raglan soldiers with interviews of descendants reading letters and diaries from the battlefields.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Exhibitions Audience: local visitors, General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Raglan Organised by: Raglan and Districts Museum Society Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Throughout the First World War Centenary, the University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services will add stories of its Collegians to a specially created website.

Topics: Digital, Online Cenotaph, August 14, Websites, Samoa Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Special Collections - University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services, The University of Auckland Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

To place the Anzac poppy flower head on the places such as roads and facilities that are named after wartime activities or people.  

Topics: Memorials, youth, Genealogy, Heritage sites Audience: Teachers, Students, councils, Genealogists, RSA Organised by: Places of Remembrance Trust Category: Memorials or monuments

A book detailing the joint project between New Zealand, Australia and Turkey that has produced the first comprehensive archaeological and historical survey of the Anzac battlefield at Gallipoli.

Topics: Publications, Gallipoli, Books, History, Research Audience: historians Organised by: Cambridge University Press, Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Category: Publications and online resources

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

This new book commemorates the day when fighting stopped in 1918 and looks at what happened next. Partnered with best-selling Anzac Day, it makes an excellent reference for the whole family.

Topics: Publications, Education, Books, peace, Peace celebrations Audience: Families, Teachers, Primary students, secondary students, General Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning

Short films telling personal stories about New Zealanders affected by the First World War.

Topics: August 14, Film, Digital, History, Conscientious objection Audience: Students, Teachers, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Alexander Turnbull Library, Archives New Zealand, Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

Thames-Coromandel District Council is developing a conservation plan for the Thames Monument, an early 1920s memorial which commemorates local soldiers who were lost in the First World War.

Topics: Monuments, Memorials, Heritage sites, Lottery Grant Recipients, Local history Audience: historians, architects, Researchers, Local residents, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Thames Organised by: Thames-Coromandel District Council, RSA, Rotary, Thames Treasury, Thames Museums Category: Memorials or monuments, Preservation, conservation or protection

Helping to date New Zealand items of militaria and period photos from the First World War.

Topics: Services, Photography Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Barry O'Sullivan Category: Other

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