NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

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

WW100 will mark the Battle of Passchendaele with a national commemorative programme held in Wellington on Thursday 12 October.

Topics: Passchendaele, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

The 2017 upgrade reflects the memorial’s importance as a centre of the city’s war and peace commemorations and will better cater for the growing Anzac Day crowds.

Topics: Memorials, peace Located in: New Zealand, Porirua Organised by: Porirua City Council Category: Memorials or monuments

Events, activities and exhibitions will be happening right across the Christchurch City Libraries network throughout 2014 to 2018.

Bridge of Rememberance, Christchurch
Topics: Research, Publications, Digital Audience: General, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Christchurch City Libraries Category: Publications and online resources

Christopher Pugsley's new book, The Camera in the Crowd, explores film's early days in New Zealand, from its introduction in the late 1800s, to the role it played in WW1. 

Topics: Film, new zealand, History, Book Audience: General, general audiences Category: Publications and online resources

Journey's End, a play by Passchendaele playwright R C Sherriff based on his experience in the trenches, is showing in Ypres, Belgium in a recreated bunker from 10 October to 12 November 2018. 

Topics: Theatre, Re-enactments, Overseas events, Passchendaele, Overseas activities Audience: veterans, secondary students, Teachers, Individuals / Families, historians Organised by: MESH Theatre Co with In Flanders Field Museum Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Creating a new play about young Aussies and Kiwis visiting Gallipoli on the night before Anzac Day. What is it that attracts them?

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Performing Arts, Theatre Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wanaka Organised by: Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

The Lake Taupo Genealogy group are undertaking a large research project tracing soldiers with links to the Taupo District who fought in the First World War, and telling their stories.

Topics: Online Cenotaph, Local history, Research, Digital Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Mangakino, New Zealand, Taupo, New Zealand, Turangi Organised by: Lake Taupo Genealogy, Taupo District Libraries & Taupo Museum Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

A groundbreaking physical theatre show exploring a friendship across cultures during the First World War. Performed in NZSL, English & Serbian. Accessible for Deaf and hearing audiences.  

Topics: Theatre, NZSL, Accessible theatre for Deaf and hearing audiences, Performing Arts Audience: Deaf community, Hearing community, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Equal Voices Arts and the University of Waikato Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

A special issue of the Women's Studies Journal, including articles engaging in historical critique of women's experiences in the First World War, is to be published in June 2016.

Topics: publication, resources, Women in wartime Audience: academics; women in communities Organised by: Women's Studies Association (NZ) Journal Collective Category: Publications and online resources

Travelling exhibition from the National Army Museum - 'Heartlanders of World War One' - about New Zealanders on the Western Front.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Exhibitions, Western Front, Touring exhibitions Audience: General, local visitors Organised by: Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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