WW100 – New Zealand's First World War Centenary Programme ran from 2014 to 2019

Please note this site has been archived

NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

In recognition of Taranaki's First World War soldiers, the New Plymouth RSA organised to construct a memorial statue near the town's waterfront, to be unveiled on Armistice Day 2018.

Topics: Statues, Armistice, Soldiers, RSA Located in: New Zealand, New Plymouth Organised by: New Plymouth RSA Category: Memorials or monuments

Christopher Pugsley's new book, The Camera in the Crowd, explores film's early days in New Zealand, from its introduction in the late 1800s, to the role it played in WW1. 

Topics: Film, new zealand, History, Book Audience: General, general audiences Category: Publications and online resources

A book written by Alan Emerson and Bruce Levy about 100 years of Anzac commemorations in the Wairarapa town of Tinui. Available from Hedleys Bookshop in Masterton from April 2017.

Topics: Publications, Anzac Day, Tinui Audience: General Category: Publications and online resources

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

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

An evolving collection offering onscreen remembrance of New Zealand and the 'Great War': classic full-length documentaries, short films, dramas and archive newsreels.

Topics: Websites, History, Film, Digital, Documentaries Audience: General, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: NZ On Screen Category: Publications and online resources

Balls, Bullets and Boots explores the impact that the First World War hostilities had on New Zealand’s signature sport and its sportspeople.

Dave Gallaher
Topics: Sports, Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Touring exhibitions Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: Rugby Museum Society of New Zealand Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

An organisational history of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force covering its formation, initial structure, development and changes.

Detail from NZEF certificate of disharge and certificate of character.
Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme, Publications Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: New Zealand Defence Force Category: Publications and online resources

A publication telling the little-known story from the end of the war when New Zealand troops cut a giant Kiwi into the chalk hill behind Bulford camp, England. Published in 2018.

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

Through the works of eight young artists, the Luck of the Draw website explores contemporary ideas around conscription, war and the ballot that forced 20,000 New Zealanders to fight overseas.

Topics: Conscription, online resources, Websites, Artists, youth Audience: young people, General, Artists Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Creative projects or crafts

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