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

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

This project is dedicated to re-examining the 'slanguage' given voice in the First World War, e.g. in troop magazines, as brought home to New Zealand and carried forward 100 years later.

Topics: Research, Digital Audience: General, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Stephen Olsen Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning

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

This video features NZ pianist Kris Baines performing "God Defend New Zealand", in a reflective style. There is also a moving monument scene with a father and his children paying homage. 

Topics: memorial, Music, Monuments, national anthem Audience: Families, children, music teachers, veterans, adults Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Leeston Organised by: Kris Baines, Selah Recordings Category: Publications and online resources, Commemorative events, parades and services

An online resource telling a modern and accessible story about the New Zealand Division's role at the Western Front.

Topics: New Zealand Division, Websites, Digital Audience: Teachers, secondary students, Descendants, Tourists, Organisations Organised by: newzealanddivision.org Category: Publications and online resources

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

From Tauranga to the Trenches mobile exhibition uses interactive technology and visual displays to tell the stories of local men who were involved in the First World War.

Topics: exhibition, Tauranga, Events Audience: Students, Teachers, young, old, RSA Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga Organised by: Tauranga Heritage Collection, Tauranga City Council, WW100 Tauranga Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Creating a searchable database of information about Hawke’s Bay fallen and returned First World War servicemen, who are named on rolls of honour and memorials in the region.

Topics: Database, Archives, History, Digitisation, online resources Audience: historians, Descendents Located in: New Zealand, Hastings Organised by: Hastings District Libraries Category: Publications and online resources

We've created a series animated videos to explore some of the more curious aspects of New Zealand's First World War experience. Released periodically over 2016-17.

Topics: video, History, online resources Audience: General Organised by: WW100 Programme Office Category: Publications and online resources

An edited letter collection based on those written between Trish Macky's great grandparents, culminating in the Lusitania disaster of May 1915.

Topics: Books, Lusitania, letters, social history Audience: Teachers, historians, WWI enthusiasts, book clubs Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton Organised by: Patricia (Trish) Macky Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning, Preservation, conservation or protection

The untold story of the New Zealanders who fought the Great War under other flags. Written by Glyn Harper, and published by Massey University Press in April 2019. 

Topics: History, Publications, First World War Centenary History Programme, Soldiers, nurses Organised by: Massey University Press, Massey University Category: Publications and online resources

A family return to Armentières 100 year after my Grandfather (Pop) was there during the First World War.

Topics: Belgium, Personal projects, Family History Organised by: Dennis Burns (Grandson) Category: Historical re-enactments

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