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

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

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

To commemorate the centenary, on 25 April 1915, of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and NZ Post teamed up to mint a commemorative 50 cent coin.

Topics: coins, ANZAC, Gallipoli, Anzac Day 2015 Organised by: Reserve Bank of New Zealand, The New Zealand Post Group Category: Other

Published for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, a major First World War history told for the first time from the British and German perspectives.

Topics: History, Military, Somme, Books Audience: Teachers, Students, military, historians Category: Publications and online resources

Distinguished historian Christopher Pugsley charts the New Zealand Division’s last and most successful First World War action in an authoritative and highly illustrated book.

Topics: Books, Publications, Le Quesnoy, Christopher Pugsley, military history Audience: historians, Teachers, secondary students, military Organised by: Oratia Books 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

Retired Belgian judge Dominique Cooreman unearthed an almost forgotten battle in Belgium, where more than 1000 NZ soldiers were killed between mid-June to the end of August 1917.

Topics: Belgium, military history, social history, Family History, Publications Audience: Teachers, secondary students, Families, historians Organised by: Dominique Cooreman Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning, Conferences, public talks, symposiums

The Friends of St John's Trust have restored and repaired the Memorial Lych Gate at St John's Church in Trentham, Upper Hutt.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Memorials and Monuments Located in: New Zealand, Upper Hutt Category: Memorials or monuments

The Eastern Institute of Technology and Flinders University, Australia, are researching women teachers as volunteers in Egypt and Europe and those who kept schools open at home. 

Topics: research presentations, research papers Audience: Tertiary students, secondary students, Teachers Organised by: Eastern Institute of Technology, Flinders University - South Australia Category: Publications and online resources

Digitisation of 'The Mataura Ensign' newspapers from 1915 to 1919.

Topics: Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Family history researchers, historians, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Gore Organised by: Gore District Historical Society Category: Publications and online resources

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.

Topics: Memorials, Hospital ships, Maheno, ANZAC, Australia Audience: General, Tourists Organised by: Rotary Club of Brisbane High Rise Category: Memorials or monuments

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