NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities & Projects

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
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Journey's End, a play by Passchendaele playwright R C Sherriff based on his experience in the trenches, is showing in Ypres, Belgium in a recreated bunker from 10 October to 12 November 2018. 

Topics: Theatre, Re-enactments, Overseas events, Passchendaele, Overseas activities Audience: veterans, secondary students, Teachers, Individuals / Families, historians

Come to the Auckland Central Library on 21 September 2016 and hear the ‘futility’ argument re-examined, and the Somme’s long New Zealand shadow considered.

Topics: Western Front, Events, Public Talks & Tours, Somme, History Audience: Family history researchers, Individuals / Families, General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Libraries

Make a poppy from willow and tissue paper to contribute to a collaborative Anzac wreath. 

Topics: Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General, Individuals / Families Located in: Feilding
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This book records, for the first time, biographies and stories about the nurses (both registered and unregistered) and chaplains with a Nelson/Tasman connection, who served in the First World War.  

Topics: Chaplains to the Forces, Local history, Research, Women in wartime, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Descendants, Individuals / Families, General, local visitors, Women

Four murals of the "Fields of Remembrance" banners have been externally mounted on a wall at the Ngaruawahia RSA to honour the men and women of Ngaurawahia who served in the First World War

Topics: Education, Lottery Grant Recipients, RSA, Local history, remembrance Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents, Schools, Individuals / Families Located in: New Zealand, Ngaruawahia
Category: Other

The Veterans Film Festival will present short films about serving and ex-serving military personnel and the impact war has on society at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 11 November 2015.

Topics: Veterans, films, Commemoration, Personal stories, film schools Audience: Individuals / Families, commuity groups, clubs, Schools
Organised by: Screen My Shorts Inc

An exhibition at the National Army Museum focusing on New Zealand's support of the Empire and entry into the First World War. Runs from 29 August 2014 – end of January 2015.

Topics: Samoa, Archives, WWI exhibitions, photographic exhibition, Events Audience: returned service veterans, all ages, Teachers, Individuals / Families, historians Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru
Organised by: National Army Museum

The universal story of every New Zealand solider and their preparation for battle. Exhibition at the National Army Museum from  7 November 2014 until February 2015.

Topics: Museums, world war 1 soldiers, Personal stories, Military camps, Events Audience: veterans, Individuals / Families, returned service veterans, Students, historians Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru
Organised by: National Army Museum