NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

Throughout the First World War Centenary, the University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services will add stories of its Collegians to a specially created website.

Topics: Digital, Online Cenotaph, August 14, Websites, Samoa Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Special Collections - University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services, The University of Auckland Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities

A collection of stories about men from Porirua district who served overseas. There will be 200 First World War stories, including men who enlisted from the Porirua Mental Hospital.

Topics: Personal stories, photos, letters, diaries, online resources Audience: Local residents, Local Government, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Porirua Organised by: Allan Dodson Category: Publications and online resources

This book, launched in October 2015 by Lt Col Lee Turner with the foreword signed by HRH Princess Anne, records the 100 year history of the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps.

Topics: Mlitary nursing, Books, Publications, nurses, Nursing history Audience: Nurses, historians, family historians Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

For the centenary, the Wellington Quarry Museum in Arras is looking for photographs of the 450 New Zealand tunnellers who worked in the underground quarries during the First World War.

Topics: Community contribution, Photography, New Zealand Tunnelling Company, Western Front Audience: General, Descendants, historians Organised by: Wellington Quarry Museum, Memorial of the Battle of Arras Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

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

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

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 repatriation of film showing Kiwis at the European and home fronts held in overseas archives and the building of a shared Anzac website to showcase sounds and images of the War.

Topics: Digital, Lottery Grant Recipients, Film, Sound, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Category: Publications and online resources, Exhibitions and new educational facilities, Research or lifelong learning, Preservation, conservation or protection

Jennifer Haworth presents a well illustrated exploration of the work of New Zealand's Official War Artists and also of its citizen soldiers. Published in April 2016.

Topics: Books, Publications, war art Audience: General, historians Organised by: Wily Publications Category: Publications and online resources

Dr Nikos Lygeros is working to raise awareness on the battles and sacrifice of the Anzacs during the First World War.

This new book commemorates the day when fighting stopped in 1918 and looks at what happened next. Partnered with best-selling Anzac Day, it makes an excellent reference for the whole family.

Topics: Publications, Education, Books, peace, Peace celebrations Audience: Families, Teachers, Primary students, secondary students, General Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning

A blog which focuses partly on the memoirs and books written by New Zealanders such as O E Burton, Robin Hyde, John A Lee and Archibald Baxter.

Topics: Personal projects, Conscientious objection, Digital Audience: secondary students, Tertiary students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin Organised by: Tim Leadbetter Category: Research or lifelong learning

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