Activities and Projects
A series of animated videos released in the lead-up to Anzac Day 2017 exploring some of the personal stories from Ngā Tapuwae Western Front trails.
The New Zealand Tattoo takes place at Palmerston North’s Central Energy Trust Arena on 12-13 April 2019, coinciding with the centenary of the return of the Maori Pioneer Battalion in 1919.
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.
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.
The Maheno District (North Otago) will be unveiling a memorial commemorating HMHS Maheno and her valuable contribution to the First World War on Armistice Day (1030hrs, 11 Nov 2018).
New Zealand composer Peter Hobbs has released a single and 360° video to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First Battle of Passchendaele (fought on 12 October 1917).
"In Flanders Fields" arrangement for choir and piano by David Hamilton and performed by Cantores Choir.
Since writing you last... features the letters of four Southland First World War soldiers. Over 1700 pages from 307 letters have been digitised, transcribed, and made available to the public.
A story of the life and death of Roy Haycock, who was wounded during the battle of Flers-Courcellete in September 1916, and killed at Passchendaele 12 October 1917.
Of the 3600 men and women of Nelson Province who served in the First World War a total of 680 died as a direct result of the war. Currently 93 of them are remembered on the Anzac Park Cenotaph.
Developing short publicly-accessible biographies of all South Cantabrians who served their country during the First World War, in order to record local stories and support commemorations.
Spurred On is a compelling interactive documentary following New Zealand actor Dean O'Gorman to Passchendaele, the site of New Zealand's darkest day in the First World War.