NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

A museum and research centre commemorating Rannerdale and Canterbury's First World War stories, archives, and research facilities.

Lord and Lady Bledisloe visiting a Rannerdale Veteran in the 1930s
Topics: Museum, Research, Education, Archives, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: local visitors, Teachers, secondary students, Students, Researchers Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Rannerdale Veterans Care Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

To commemorate the centenary of the Armistice and honour those who served in the First World War, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is releasing a commemorative 50 cent circulating coin.

Topics: coins, Stamps, Armistice, Memorabilia Organised by: Reserve Bank of New Zealand, The New Zealand Post Group Category: Publications and online resources

Creating a website on the 'Fallen’ named on the Mt Hutt District Memorial Arch, Methven, and ‘The Survivors’ who returned to live in Methven area.

Methven memorial.
Topics: Research, Digital, Events, Online Cenotaph Audience: General, Descendants, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Methven Organised by: Methven Historical Society Category: Publications and online resources, Commemorative events, parades and services

My Y6 students studied World War One & Walking With An ANZAC. We decided to create a memorial mural based on our learning, chose the wall behind our flagpole and the garden it sat in.

Topics: Memorials, Armistice, Schools, Walking With An Anzac Audience: Teachers, primary school children Located in: Whangaparaoa Organised by: Miss Robyn Bennett Teacher Category: Classroom activities or formal learning, Memorials or monuments, Creative projects or crafts

This talk in Palmerston North on 11 April 2019 explores these processes of cultural mobilisation and demobilisation and their larger implications for posterity’s sense of the Great War.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, History, repatriation, troops returning Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: Palmerston North Central Library Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

Featuring Sir Peter Jackson’s collection of First World War aircraft and artefacts, brought to life in sensational sets created by WingNut Films and Weta Workshop.

Topics: Exhibitions, aviation Audience: General, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim Organised by: Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

This book records, for the first time, biographies and stories about the nurses (both registered and unregistered) and chaplains with a Nelson/Tasman connection, who served in the First World War.  

Topics: Chaplains to the Forces, Local history, Research, Women in wartime, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Descendants, Individuals / Families, General, local visitors, Women Organised by: New Zealand Society of Genealogists Nelson Branch Category: Publications and online resources

A book detailing the joint project between New Zealand, Australia and Turkey that has produced the first comprehensive archaeological and historical survey of the Anzac battlefield at Gallipoli.

Topics: Publications, Gallipoli, Books, History, Research Audience: historians Organised by: Cambridge University Press, Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Category: Publications and online resources

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

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.

Topics: video, History, online resources Audience: General Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Publications and online resources

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

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

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