Activities and Projects
History from the perspective of New Zealanders who experienced it. Daily tweets from diaries, letters, newspapers... shared 100 years later in 'real-time'. Join in!
This project is dedicated to re-examining the 'slanguage' given voice in the First World War, e.g. in troop magazines, as brought home to New Zealand and carried forward 100 years later.
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.
A collection of stories about men from Porirua district who served overseas. There will be 200 First World War stories, including men who enlisted from the Porirua Mental Hospital.
The Petone Settlers' Museum will host an exhibition and changing public programme, from August 2014 to the peace celebrations in 2019.
An evolving collection offering onscreen remembrance of New Zealand and the 'Great War': classic full-length documentaries, short films, dramas and archive newsreels.
A series of authoritative and accessible print histories on New Zealand and the First World War.
The repatriation of film showing Kiwis at the European and home fronts held in overseas archives and the building of a shared Anzac website to showcase sounds and images of the War.
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.
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.
This book records, for the first time, biographies and stories about the nurses (both registered and unregistered) and chaplains with a Nelson/Tasman connection, who served in the First World War.
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.