NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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.

Topics: Videos, Ngā Tapuwae, Stories, Soldiers, Western Front Audience: General Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Publications and online resources

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.

Topics: Events, Music, Concerts, Maori, Homecoming Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: Palmerston North City Council, New Zealand Defence Force Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Concerts, festivals or performances

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

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

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).

Topics: Maheno, Armistice, Events, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: Teachers, Students, Public, historians Located in: New Zealand, Maheno Organised by: Maheno Community Committee Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

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).

Topics: Passchendaele; Private Leonard Hart; Audience: General, general audiences, Music lovers Category: Publications and online resources

"In Flanders Fields" arrangement for choir and piano by David Hamilton and performed by Cantores Choir.

Topics: flanders, memorial, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Cantores Choir Category: Publications and online resources, Concerts, festivals or performances

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.

Topics: letters, Southland, primary resource Audience: Teachers, secondary students, historians, general audience, Tertiary students Located in: New Zealand, Invercargill Organised by: Invercargill City Libraries & Archives Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning

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.

Topics: Publications, Family History, Books Category: Publications and online resources

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.

Topics: Armistice, Memorials, Monuments, Local history Located in: New Zealand, Nelson Organised by: Nelson City Council, regional RSA Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Memorials or monuments

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.

Topics: Research, Digital, Online Cenotaph Audience: Researchers, Descendants, General, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Fairlie, New Zealand, Geraldine, New Zealand, Temuka, New Zealand, Timaru, New Zealand, Waimate Organised by: South Canterbruy Museum, South Canterbury branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

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.

Topics: Passchendaele, Belgium, Documentaries, Canada, new zealand Audience: People with connections to those who went to WWI, inbound travellers to Belgium or France, New Zealanders, family historians, Individuals / Families Category: Publications and online resources, Creative projects or crafts

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