NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

The New Zealand Geographic Board’s project to research and collect the stories behind New Zealand’s First World War place names.

Topics: place name, Geographic Board, History, LINZ, online resources Audience: Public, historians, iwi, geneologists, Researchers Organised by: New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments, Other

Since writing you last... features the letters of four Southland First World War soldiers.  Over 1700 pages from 307 letters have been digitised, transcribed, and made available to the public.

Topics: letters, Southland, primary resource Audience: Teachers, secondary students, historians, general audience, Tertiary students Located in: New Zealand, Invercargill Organised by: Invercargill City Libraries & Archives Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning

An edited letter collection based on those written between Trish Macky's great grandparents, culminating in the Lusitania disaster of May 1915.

Topics: Books, Lusitania, letters, social history Audience: Teachers, historians, WWI enthusiasts, book clubs Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton Organised by: Patricia (Trish) Macky Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning, Preservation, conservation or protection

Published for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, a major First World War history told for the first time from the British and German perspectives.

Topics: History, Military, Somme, Books Audience: Teachers, Students, military, historians Category: Publications and online resources

Publication of a book about animals and birds in service during the First World War.

Topics: Books, Publications, Animals, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru Organised by: Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum Category: Publications and online resources

100 portraits of New Zealand's very own Berry Boys along with vintage posters and photographs and artworks of war times will be displayed on mobile screens around the world.

Topics: Photography, Heritage, Collections, Education, Archives Audience: Students, Teachers, Researchers, Arts appreciators Organised by: Excio Category: Publications and online resources

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.

Topics: Heritage trails, History, Local history, Heritage sites, publication Audience: General, Local residents, Tourists, Families, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Wellington City Council, Ministry for Culture & Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

Collecting the stories, photos and documents of Waipu people who served in the First World War and building a village exhibition. Opens August 2014.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions, Community contribution, August 14, Research Audience: local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Waipu Organised by: Waipu Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

The New Zealand War Graves Trust, in association with the Auckland War Memorial Museum are creating a photographic archive of the war graves of all New Zealanders from 1899 to the present day. 

Topics: War Graves, Memorials, Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Publications Audience: General, Descendants, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: The New Zealand War Graves Trust Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments, Research or lifelong learning, Creative projects or crafts, Preservation, conservation or protection, Other

The Maheno District (North Otago) will be unveiling a memorial commemorating HMHS Maheno and her valuable contribution to the First World War on Armistice Day (1030hrs, 11 Nov 2018).

Topics: Maheno, Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: Teachers, Students, Public, historians Located in: New Zealand, Maheno Organised by: Maheno Community Committee Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

A walk for charity in January 2019 in memory of our troops' return from the Great War, to raise funds for people suffering Post Traumatic Stress Injury.

Topics: Commemorative events, shell shock, troops returning, community services, Ceremonies Audience: General Public Organised by: New Zealand Mounted Rifles Charitable Trust Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Historical re-enactments, Funding, sponsorship, scholarships

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