WW100 – New Zealand's First World War Centenary Programme ran from 2014 to 2019

Please note this site has been archived

NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

Book The Obscure Heroes of Liberty: The unknown underground in Belgium helping New Zealand and other soldier prisoners escaped from the Germans. The members of the underground are named.

Topics: German prisoners, Belgium people, Underground movement, resistance organisation, Women in war Audience: historians, Schools, Genealogists and Family Historians, museums, Libraries Located in: Belgium, Auckland Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning, Funding, sponsorship, scholarships

A collections-driven exhibition project that explores New Zealanders’ objects related to the First World War from both overseas and the home front.

Topics: Exhibitions, Community contribution, Websites, Digital Audience: museums, galleries, General Organised by: National Services Te Paerangi Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Online and mobile historical content – including free apps, plus improving New Zealand-related information and signage at overseas battlefields and associated museums.

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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

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

Window Into WW1 is about showcasing and preserving the First World War heritage of the Manawatu through digitisation and online exhibitions.

Topics: Digitisation, preservation, History, Photographs, Heritage resources Audience: Teachers, historians, Community Groups, Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Organised by: Palmerston North City Library and Community Services Category: Publications and online resources

This free booklet features a heritage trail visiting 22 places that provide insight into Wellington’s participation in the war and includes a map illustrating WWI parade and procession routes.

Topics: Heritage trails, History, Local history, Heritage sites, publication Audience: General, Local residents, Tourists, Families, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Wellington City Council, Ministry for Culture & Heritage Category: Publications and online resources

Construction of a new memorial to New Zealand First World War Tunnellers in Waihi. Officially dedicated by the Governor-General on 22 January 2016.

Topics: Memorials, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Lottery Grant Recipients, Western Front, NZEF Audience: local visitors, Teachers, School students, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Waihi Organised by: Waihi Heritage Vision Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

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

A memorial to the men from Pacific countries who joined ranks with New Zealanders in the World Wars will be unveiled at Pukeahu following a design competition in 2018.

Topics: Memorials, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Pacific Islands, Pacific Cultures, Competitions Organised by: Ministry for Pacific Peoples, Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Category: Memorials or monuments

A book exploring Eastbourne's experience of war — both overseas and on the home front — in the early twentieth century.

Topics: Publications, Lottery Grant Recipients Category: Publications and online resources

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