NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

Take an in-depth look at the stories behind five of the Carillon bells dedicated by Wellingtonians in memory of those who died in the First World War. 

Topics: memorial, carillon, monument, heritage site, Soldiers Audience: Teachers, secondary students, Public Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Category: Memorials or monuments

A publication which includes profiles of all men listed on the Rotorua First World War cenotaph and Arawa Soldiers' War Memorial in the Rotorua Government gardens.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Publications Audience: historians, local visitors, Local Government Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua Category: Publications and online resources

Salute Wairoa creates a digital, multi-media, touch table record of First World War Wairoa stories, including rediscovered memories. Unveiled at Wairoa Museum in July 2018.

Topics: Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Exhibitions, RSA, Education Audience: local visitors, Students, Schools, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wairoa Organised by: Wairoa RSA, Clydebank & District Historical Trust Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

The history of the Pacific Islanders who served in the New Zealand Army in the First World War. Written by Howard Weddell, and published in 2016.

Topics: History, Pacific Cultures, Publications, Books Audience: historians, Descendants, Pacific cultures Category: Publications and online resources

To create a museum display based on the names on the Wainuiomata War Memorial.

Topics: Research, Exhibitions, Personal stories, Online Cenotaph, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt Organised by: Wainuiomata Historical Museum Society Inc. Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Created from real letters from Poilus, this is a dynamic one-man show that tells the story of a young man who went to the Great War. In Rotorua on 10 April 2019.

Topics: Events, Plays, Theatrical performances, France Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

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

He Pou Aroha Community Cenotaph provides portable digital access to Online Cenotaph using innovative purpose-built digitisation kiosks at a range of locations throughout New Zealand.

Topics: Events, Online Cenotaph, Community contribution Audience: General, Descendants, Researchers Organised by: Tamaki Paenga Hira - Auckland War Memorial Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Research or lifelong learning

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

Part of the First World War centenary history programme, this printed overview of New Zealanders’ experiences on the Western Front was published in September 2016.

Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme, Western Front, Publications Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

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

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