WW100 – New Zealand's First World War Centenary Programme ran from 2014 to 2019

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NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

Digitisation of 'The Mataura Ensign' newspapers from 1915 to 1919.

Topics: Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Family history researchers, historians, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Gore Organised by: Gore District Historical Society Category: Publications and online resources

A memorial to the men from Pacific countries who joined ranks with New Zealanders in the World Wars will be unveiled at Pukeahu following a design competition in 2018.

Topics: Memorials, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Pacific Islands, Pacific Cultures, Competitions Organised by: Ministry for Pacific Peoples, Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Category: Memorials or monuments

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 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

A publication telling the little-known story from the end of the war when New Zealand troops cut a giant Kiwi into the chalk hill behind Bulford camp, England. Published in 2018.

Topics: Publications, Books, Military camps, History Category: Publications and online resources

Creating an education pack about the First World War for students years 7-10, focusing on the Canterbury region and Christchurch City Libraries resources. 

Topics: Education, Digital Audience: Teachers, Students, Schools, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Christchurch City Libraries Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning

A collection of pieces focusing on the people, personalities and leaders in the First World War. Published by Massey University Press in April 2016.

Topics: Publications, Books, History Audience: historians Organised by: Massey University Press Category: Publications and online resources

Window Into WW1 is about showcasing and preserving the First World War heritage of the Manawatu through digitisation and online exhibitions.

Topics: Digitisation, preservation, History, Photographs, Heritage resources Audience: Teachers, historians, Community Groups, Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: Palmerston North City Library and Community Services Category: Publications and online resources

To commemorate the centenary, on 25 April 1915, of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and NZ Post teamed up to mint a commemorative 50 cent coin.

Topics: coins, ANZAC, Gallipoli, Anzac Day 2015 Organised by: Reserve Bank of New Zealand, The New Zealand Post Group Category: Other

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