Activities and Projects
A blog which focuses partly on the memoirs and books written by New Zealanders such as O E Burton, Robin Hyde, John A Lee and Archibald Baxter.
The Penguin Book of New Zealand War Writing presents a rich interplay of writing about our country’s military engagements, including the First World War. Launched in October 2015.
We've created a series animated videos to explore some of the more curious aspects of New Zealand's First World War experience. Released periodically over 2016-17.
A project to place images and brief information boards about Lower Hutt WW1 soldiers/heroes in locations closest to their residential address at their time of signing up.
Historian Anna Rogers' print history on the hundreds of doctors, nurses, stretcher-bearers and other medical service personnel who cared for the sick and wounded in the war. Due out November 2018
The New Zealand Geographic Board’s project to research and collect the stories behind New Zealand’s First World War place names.
This book takes readers on a journey into the colourful world of postcards during the First World War, giving a poignant insight into life in New Zealand during the war. Published in August 2015.
Repainting of Whangaroa RSA building in Kaeo in its original 1925 colours
New Zealand composer Peter Hobbs has released a single and 360° video to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First Battle of Passchendaele (fought on 12 October 1917).
A project to establish a permanent memorial on Fraser Island, Australia, to record the role that the Maheno played as a hospital ship in the First World War. Unveiled on Anzac Day 2017.
In 1915, 160 Niuean men joined the NZEF as part of the Maori Reinforcements and set sail to Auckland and then Egypt and France. This updated book describing their experience was published mid-2018.