NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

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

An organisational history of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force covering its formation, initial structure, development and changes.

Detail from NZEF certificate of disharge and certificate of character.
Topics: Books, History, First World War Centenary History Programme, Publications Audience: General, historians, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: New Zealand Defence Force Category: Publications and online resources

A  web page featuring First World War stories from the Top of the South, contributed by the community and commissioned by the Prow. New stories will be added through the commemoration.

Topics: Research, Websites, Digital, August 14 Audience: local visitors, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Nelson Organised by: The Prow Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

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

A blog for reviews of books on war written for children: stories that we need to remember, and should never forget.  

Topics: Websites, Publications, Education, Books Audience: Families, Teachers, Primary students, secondary students, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: Philippa Werry Category: Publications and online resources, Classroom activities or formal learning, Research or lifelong learning, Creative projects or crafts

A sculptural work in memorial to the grievous losses of the First World War and a reflection on the idea of 'victory' in war. Now exhibiting in Europe.

Topics: Fine Art, Lottery Grant Recipients, Overseas Audience: local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, France, Belgium, Dunedin, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Gisborne, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Nelson Organised by: Helen Pollock Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

New Zealand Post continues to remember and honour those who served the First World War with its second addition to the their stamp and coin programme, titled 1915 The Spirit of Anzac.

Topics: Memorabilia, centenary, Stamps, coins Audience: General, general audience, Philatelists, Collectors Organised by: The New Zealand Post Group Category: Publications and online resources

Of the 3600 men and women of Nelson Province who served in the First World War a total of 680 died as a direct result of the war. Currently 93 of them are remembered on the Anzac Park Cenotaph.

Topics: Armistice, Memorials, Monuments, Local history Located in: New Zealand, Nelson Organised by: Nelson City Council, regional RSA Category: Commemorative events, parades and services, Memorials or monuments

An Inquiry class for Year 10 students. The students will be encouraged to research and create a project on an aspect of the First World War.

Topics: Education Audience: Students Located in: New Zealand, New Plymouth Organised by: Sacred Heart Girls' College New Plymouth Category: Classroom activities or formal learning

A project to audit and digitise the First World War collections at the Waimate Historical Society, and encourage members of the public to share personal stories and artefacts.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, online resource, Digitisation Audience: General, historians, social historians Located in: New Zealand, Waimate Organised by: Waimate Historical Society Category: Publications and online resources, Research or lifelong learning

This book takes readers on a journey into the colourful world of postcards during the First World War, giving a poignant insight into life in New Zealand during the war. Published in August 2015.

Topics: postcards, mail, WW1, Photographs, Publications Audience: General, historians, Collectors Organised by: Grantham House Publishing Category: Publications and online resources

A publication which includes profiles of all men listed on the Rotorua First World War cenotaph and Arawa Soldiers' War Memorial in the Rotorua Government gardens.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Publications Audience: historians, local visitors, Local Government Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua Category: Publications and online resources

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