NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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!

Topics: History, Publications, Digital, Personal stories, Websites Audience: Students, Teachers, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning, Creative projects or crafts

This free booklet features a heritage trail visiting 22 places that provide insight into Wellington’s participation in the war and includes a map illustrating WWI parade and procession routes.

Topics: Heritage trails, History, Local history, Heritage sites, publication Audience: General, Local residents, Tourists, Families, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Wellington City Council, Ministry for Culture & Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

Terry Kinloch's comprehensive biography of General Sir Alexander Godley, presenting for the first time a fair and balanced look at his time as commander of the NZEF. Published in November 2018.

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

Jennifer Haworth presents a well illustrated exploration of the work of New Zealand's Official War Artists and also of its citizen soldiers. Published in April 2016.

Topics: Books, Publications, war art Audience: General, historians Organised by: Wily Publications Category: Publications and online resources

Digitisation of First World War personal and official photographs from the collections of the National Army Museum.

Diggers Hut at Gommecourt (NAM 1993.1031 (H883))
Topics: Digital, Photography, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru Organised by: Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum Category: Publications and online resources, Preservation, conservation or protection

New Zealand Post continues to remember and honour those who served in the First World War with the fourth addition to its stamp and coin programme, titled 1917 The Darkest Hour.

Topics: Memorabilia, centenary, Stamps, coins Audience: General, general audience, Philatelists, Collectors Organised by: The New Zealand Post Group Category: Publications and online resources, Commemorative events, parades and services

A novel for children and young adults by Philippa Werry (author of "Anzac Day" and "Armistice Day")     

Topics: Publications, Books, children's books, Armistice, influenza epidemic Audience: children, young adults, Teachers, primary and secondary students Organised by: Philippa Werry Category: Publications and online resources

The mana attached to Rotorua’s Te Arawa Soldiers Memorial is being restored thanks to a large contribution from the Lotteries World War One Commemorations, Environment and Heritage Fund.

Topics: war memorial, Lottery Grant Recipients, Restoration projects, Armistice Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua Category: Memorials or monuments

A project to audit and digitise the First World War collections at the Waimate Historical Society, and encourage members of the public to share personal stories and artefacts.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, online resource, Digitisation Audience: General, historians, social historians Located in: New Zealand, Waimate Organised by: Waimate Historical Society Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

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

For the centenary, the Wellington Quarry Museum in Arras is looking for photographs of the 450 New Zealand tunnellers who worked in the underground quarries during the First World War.

Topics: Community contribution, Photography, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Western Front Audience: General, Descendants, historians Organised by: Wellington Quarry Museum, Memorial of the Battle of Arras Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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