NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

The Zimbelstern Foundation are delighted to present an organ concert on Anzac Day 2019 at Wellington's St Mary of the Angels, ‘Gloria in Exclesis - Remembering the Fallen’. 

Topics: Events, Concerts, Anzac Day 2019 Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

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

Te Papa is combining the worlds of movies, model-making and museums to take visitors on a journey back to Gallipoli. This exhibition, developed in partnership with Weta Workshop, opens 18 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Gallipoli, Exhibitions Audience: General, School students, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Weta Workshop Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

The development and promotion of resources to Ngāi Tahu whānui and the wider community, that share the stories and history of our soldiers who contributed to New Zealand’s war effort.

Topics: Ngāi Tahu, Remember, Roll of Honour, Lottery Grant Recipients, Maori Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu Category: Publications and online resources

Salute Wairoa creates a digital, multi-media, touch table record of First World War Wairoa stories, including rediscovered memories. Unveiled at Wairoa Museum in July 2018.

Topics: Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions, RSA, Education Audience: local visitors, Students, Schools, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wairoa Organised by: Wairoa RSA, Clydebank & District Historical Trust Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Thames-Coromandel District Council is developing a conservation plan for the Thames Monument, an early 1920s memorial which commemorates local soldiers who were lost in the First World War.

Topics: Monuments, Memorials, Heritage sites, Lottery Grant Recipients, Local history Audience: historians, architects, Researchers, Local residents, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Thames Organised by: Thames-Coromandel District Council, RSA, Rotary, Thames Treasury, Thames Museums Category: Memorials or monuments, Preservation, conservation or protection

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.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Exhibitions Audience: local visitors, General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Raglan Organised by: Raglan and Districts Museum Society Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Production of a poster about the impact of the war in NZ, featuring repatriation celebrations, and another on the Dept of Agriculture's role modernising farming practices after the war.

Topics: Armistice, agriculture, repatriation, training Audience: history teachers, MPI staff, Researchers Organised by: Ministry for Primary Industries Category: Publications and online resources

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

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.

Topics: Niue, Book, Pacific Islands, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, New Zealand Army Audience: Readers, General Public, Students, Teachers, Pacific cultures Organised by: Otago University Press Category: Publications and online resources

The poignant story of First World War soldiers is presented in short videos by cultural commentators as part of the WW100 Perspectives project, released at the beginning of the centenary period.

Historian Kate Hunter
Topics: Digital, video, online resources, ww100 perspectives Audience: School students, historians, General Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Publications and online resources

The Walking With An Anzac Tumblr supports New Zealand students and their teachers to tell the stories of First World War Soldiers from their local community.

Topics: Education, Online Cenotaph Audience: Schools, Teachers, School students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Classroom activities or formal learning

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