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

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

Part of the First World War centenary history programme, this printed overview of New Zealanders’ experiences on the Western Front was published in September 2016.

Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme, Western Front, Publications Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

Of the 3600 men and women of Nelson Province who served in the First World War a total of 680 died as a direct result of the war. Currently 93 of them are remembered on the Anzac Park Cenotaph.

Topics: Armistice, Memorials, Monuments, Local history Located in: New Zealand, Nelson Organised by: Nelson City Council, regional RSA Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Memorials or monuments

Book The Obscure Heroes of Liberty: The unknown underground in Belgium helping New Zealand and other soldier prisoners escaped from the Germans. The members of the underground are named.

Topics: German prisoners, Belgium people, Underground movement, resistance organisation, Women in war Audience: historians, Schools, Genealogists and Family Historians, museums, Libraries Located in: Belgium, Auckland Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning, Funding, sponsorship, scholarships

Throughout the First World War Centenary, the University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services will add stories of its Collegians to a specially created website.

Topics: Digital, Online Cenotaph, August 14, Websites, Samoa Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Special Collections - University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services, The University of Auckland Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

As part of Southland's commemorations, Venture Southland has coordinated the production of 169 street banners and 43 flags. These flags will be displayed throughout the region. 

Organised by: Venture Southland Category: Other

A memorial at the Wellington Quarry Museum in Arras, France, to recognise the work of 500 New Zealand tunnellers in the Arras quarries 1916-17, and the people of Arras who kept their graves.

Topics: Sculpture, International activities, Lottery Grant Recipients, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Western Front Audience: General, local visitors, Tourists Organised by: Arras Tourist Office Category: Visitor centres, Memorials or monuments

Publication of The Anzac Experience: New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War, by Christopher Pugsley.

Topics: Books, Publications, History Audience: General, historians Organised by: Oratia Books Category: Publications and online resources

Developing short publicly-accessible biographies of all South Cantabrians who served their country during the First World War, in order to record local stories and support commemorations.

Topics: Research, Digital, Online Cenotaph Audience: Researchers, Descendants, General, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Fairlie, New Zealand, Geraldine, New Zealand, Temuka, New Zealand, Timaru, New Zealand, Waimate Organised by: South Canterbruy Museum, South Canterbury branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

The history of the Pacific Islanders who served in the New Zealand Army in the First World War. Written by Howard Weddell, and published in 2016.

Topics: History, Pacific Cultures, Publications, Books Audience: historians, Descendants, Pacific cultures 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

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