NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

Published for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, a major First World War history told for the first time from the British and German perspectives.

Topics: History, Military, Somme, Books Audience: Teachers, Students, military, historians Category: Publications and online resources

Fearless tells the fascinating story of New Zealand’s military aviation pioneers during the First World War. Part of the official centenary print history series, and published in October 2017.

Topics: Publications, air war, aviation, Books Audience: General, historians Organised by: Massey University Press Category: Publications and online resources

In Good-Bye Maoriland, author Chris Bourkes illustrates the centrality of music to New Zealand’s experience of the First World War. Published by Potton & Burton in October 2017.

Topics: Publications, Music, Books, History Audience: historians, General Category: Publications and online resources

Creating an education pack about the First World War for students years 7-10, focusing on the Canterbury region and Christchurch City Libraries resources. 

Topics: Education, Digital Audience: Teachers, Students, Schools, General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch Organised by: Christchurch City Libraries Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning

Part of the Government's Urban Cycleways Programme, the cycle/walk path between Rangiora and Kaiapoi was named in memory of the 1917 Battle of Passchendaele.

Topics: Passchendaele, Cycling Located in: New Zealand, Rangiora Organised by: New Zealand Transport Agency, Waimakariri District Council Category: Other

The Australian War Memorial commissioned five Australian and five NZ artists to explore the Anzac legacy and commemoration in a contemporary context. The portfolio was launched in 2016.

Topics: ANZAC, Art, Fine Art Audience: General, Arts appreciators, Teachers Organised by: Australian War Memorial Category: Publications and online resources, Creative projects or crafts

A riverside garden in memory of military personnel killed in the First World War, focusing on Hamilton city's connection with the Belgian town of Ieper (Ypres).

Topics: Monuments, Memorials, Lottery Grant Recipients, Passchendaele Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton Organised by: Hamilton City Council Category: Memorials or monuments

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

The New Zealand Geographic Board’s project to research and collect the stories behind New Zealand’s First World War place names.

Topics: place name, Geographic Board, History, LINZ, online resources Audience: Public, historians, iwi, geneologists, Researchers Organised by: New Zealand Geographic Board Ngā Pou Taunaha o Aotearoa Category: Publications and online resources, Memorials or monuments, Other

Creating a digital community resource to preserve stories surrounding the impact of the First World War on the Buller district.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Digital, Online Cenotaph, Community contribution Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Westport Organised by: Buller District Council 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

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