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

A web-based project, commissioned by New Zealand Post, highlighting the vital role played by New Zealand’s postal system – the Internet of its time – during the First World War.

Members of the World War I Post & Telegraph Guard
Topics: Publications, Community contribution, Digital, History Audience: General, Organisational staff Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

Digitisation of First World War personal and official photographs from the collections of the National Army Museum.

Diggers Hut at Gommecourt (NAM 1993.1031 (H883))
Topics: Digital, Photography, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru Organised by: Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum Category: Publications and online resources, Preservation, conservation or protection

In 1915, 160 Niuean men joined the NZEF as part of the Maori Reinforcements and set sail to Auckland and then Egypt and France. This updated book describing their experience was published mid-2018.

Topics: Niue, Book, Pacific Islands, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, New Zealand Army Audience: Readers, General Public, Students, Teachers, Pacific cultures Organised by: Otago University Press Category: Publications and online resources

Featuring Sir Peter Jackson’s collection of First World War aircraft and artefacts, brought to life in sensational sets created by WingNut Films and Weta Workshop.

Topics: Exhibitions, aviation Audience: General, Schools Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim Organised by: Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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

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

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

Online and mobile historical content – including free apps, plus improving New Zealand-related information and signage at overseas battlefields and associated museums.

Ngā Tapuwae logo
Topics: Heritage trails, Legacy projects, Western Front, Gallipoli, Overseas activities Audience: Tourists, General, Families Organised by: Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, WW100 Programme Office Category: Publications and online resources, Tours or trails

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

Travelling exhibition from the National Army Museum - 'Heartlanders of World War One' - about New Zealanders on the Western Front.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Exhibitions, Western Front, Touring exhibitions Audience: General, local visitors Organised by: Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

A project to establish a permanent memorial on Fraser Island, Australia, to record the role that the Maheno played as a hospital ship in the First World War. Unveiled on Anzac Day 2017.

Topics: Memorials, Hospital ships, Maheno, ANZAC, Australia Audience: General, Tourists Organised by: Rotary Club of Brisbane High Rise Category: Memorials or monuments

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