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

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NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities & Projects

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The author, Dr. Kenneth Baker, will talk about his new book, “The Obscure Heroes of Liberty” on 13 January 2019 at the Museum, Omapere. 

Topics: author, Ken Baker, Belgium, Events, Public Talks & Tours Audience: social historians, Teachers, family historians, members, General Public Located in: Hokianga

A book detailing the lives of 71 New Zealand families that lost three or more children over the course of the First World War.

Topics: Book, historical interest, commemorative, Family History Audience: General Public, Family history researchers, Researchers, All of the Community
Organised by: Fair Dinkum Publications

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, after four years of brutal conflict, war finally gave way to peace. Join us as we commemorate Armistice Day in Waimate, 9-11 Nov 2018

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Memorials and Monuments, Roaring Chorus, Armistice Audience: General Public, veterans, All of the Community Located in: New Zealand, Waimate
Organised by: Waimate RSA

A number of events from 7 - 30 November, including the dedication of the Featherston Camp Sculpture and the Armistice Day Centenary Service.

Topics: Memorials, Heritage sites, Commemoration, Exhibitions, Armistice Audience: General Public, local community, veterans Located in: New Zealand, Featherston
Organised by: Featherston Community.

A 4 part lecture series at the WEA in Christchurch in November 2018: "Voices of WW1" explores some of the more unusual perspectives - from New Zealand Nurses to conscientious objectors.

Topics: nurses, poets, conscientious objectors, Conscription Audience: General Public Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

NZ proudly recognises the service of many men and women in both World Wars. Hamilton Civic Choir is marking this significant day with a special commemoration concert on 10 November 2018.

Topics: Concert, rememberance, Armistice, choral, Events Audience: General Public, classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
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In 1915, 160 Niuean men joined the NZEF as part of the Maori Reinforcements and set sail to Auckland and then Egypt and France. This updated book describing their experience was published mid-2018.

Topics: Niue, Book, Pacific Islands, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, New Zealand Army Audience: Readers, General Public, Students, Teachers, Pacific cultures
Organised by: Otago University Press

A walk for charity in January 2019 in memory of our troops' return from the Great War, to raise funds for people suffering Post Traumatic Stress Injury.

Topics: Commemorative events, shell shock, troops returning, community services, Ceremonies Audience: General Public

New Zealand's tunnellers are the focus of the Pick and Shovel Men exhibition at Masonic Park, Tauranga, from 20 April to 20 May 2017. Part of the From Tauranga to the Trenches exhibition series.

Topics: WW1, Tunnellers, Arras, Graffiti, Soldiers Audience: Students, Teachers, General Public Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

Te Hokowhitu a Tu - Maori Pioneers is an exhibit that commemorates the exploits of the Maori Battalion during the First World War.

Topics: Maori, exhibition, Mobile Audience: Maori, Students, General Public Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga

Under the French city of Arras, New Zealand and French surveyors are using laser scanning technology to capture, honour, and preserve the incredible work of the NZ Engineers Tunnelling Company. 

Topics: New Zealand Engineers Tunnelling Company, School of Surveying, University of Otago, Tunnellers, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Descendants, General Public, Researchers, Teachers, surveyors Located in: New Zealand, France, Dunedin

Online list of members of the NZ legal profession who lost their lives while serving in the First World War. Biographies of all 51 lawyers on the Roll have been added. Further input is welcomed.

 

Topics: lawyers, legal profession, Rolls of Honour, Memorials, online resources Audience: lawyers, family historians, General Public
Organised by: New Zealand Law Society

'Christmas Truce: Football Remembers' is a 5-a-side Futsal tournament, for 12 to 13 year olds, held on 10 December at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie, Wellington. 

Topics: British High Commision, Allies, Football, Sport, Events Audience: Teachers, Parents, children, Sports People, General Public Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: British High Commission

As part of Tauranga's commemorations of local lives lost in the First World War, a Field of Remembrance displays white crosses in public places throughout the city. 

Topics: crosses, memorial, Soldiers, Tauranga, Fields of Remembrance Audience: General Public Located in: Tauranga
Organised by: Tauranga RSA, WW100 Tauranga

Research into the men and women listed as "killed in action" during the First World War on war memorials in Upper Clutha, published into a book titled Courageous and Free in November 2016.

Topics: Memorials, Monuments, wanaka, Research, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: General Public, School children, Descendants, historians, family historians Located in: New Zealand, Wanaka