NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

A project seeking to establish the first permanent New Zealand War Memorial Museum in the town of Le Quesnoy, France, in time for the centenary of the town's liberation on 4 November 1918.

Topics: Le Quesnoy, Museums, Exhibitions, France Organised by: New Zealand War Memorial Museum Trust Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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

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

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

Distinguished historian Christopher Pugsley charts the New Zealand Division’s last and most successful First World War action in an authoritative and highly illustrated book.

Topics: Books, Publications, Le Quesnoy, Christopher Pugsley, military history Audience: historians, Teachers, secondary students, military Organised by: Oratia Books 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

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

A new interactive gallery exploring New Zealand's unique First World War story opening October 2017 at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland.

Topics: Gallery, Exhibitions, Museums Audience: General, general audiences, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland War Memorial Museum Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Spurred On is a compelling interactive documentary following New Zealand actor Dean O'Gorman to Passchendaele, the site of New Zealand's darkest day in the First World War.

Topics: Passchendaele, Belgium, Documentaries, Canada, new zealand Audience: People with connections to those who went to WWI, inbound travellers to Belgium or France, New Zealanders, family historians, Individuals / Families Category: Publications and online resources, Creative projects or crafts

With Mt Maunganui RSA, we're fundraising to build Papamoa's war memorial to be completed by 11/11/18.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Fundraising, Local history Located in: New Zealand, Papamoa 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

A project to commission a significant work to recognise the Featherston Military Training Camp. Unveiled on 10 November 2018.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Sculpture, Memorials, Military camps, Armistice Located in: New Zealand, Featherston Organised by: Featherston Camp Memorial Trust Category: Memorials or monuments

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