Activities & Projects
A book detailing the lives of 71 New Zealand families that lost three or more children over the course of the First World War.
Production of a poster about the impact of the war in NZ, featuring repatriation celebrations, and another on the Dept of Agriculture's role modernising farming practices after the war.
100 portraits of New Zealand's very own Berry Boys along with vintage posters and photographs and artworks of war times will be displayed on mobile screens around the world.
Preserving and showcasing the photographs taken by Samuel Hurst Seager, architect of New Zealand’s First World War battlefield memorials in France, Belgium and Turkey.
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.
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.
A project to research the stories of First World War pacifist women and men in Canterbury, which will also organise several plays about Austrian First World War pacifist Bertha von Suttner.
Thames-Coromandel District Council is developing a conservation plan for the Thames Monument, an early 1920s memorial which commemorates local soldiers who were lost in the First World War.
The New Zealand Geographic Board’s project to research and collect the stories behind New Zealand’s First World War place names.
A set of 'yarns' or true stories and some heroic actions by New Zealanders on Gallipoli. Opening at the Army Museum on Anzac Day 2015.
The Homefront exhibition at Taupo Museum aims to show what life was like in the Taupo District at the time of the First World War. Runs 25 October to 18 November 2014.
Bring along your old First World War items to Christchurch's Air Force Museum on 12 October where experts can help you find out more about their story.
A cross-disciplinary interchange on the value of artifacts as resources for research into ANZACs at Gallipoli 1915.Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 9 September 2014.
Professor Hew Strachan discusses different ways of marking the centenary of the First World War. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 25 August 2014, 6 pm. Free.
A lecture by Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of History of War, All Souls College, Oxford. 16 October 2014, registration essential.
The Experience of a Lifetime: People, Personalities and Leaders in the First World War is the major international conference hosted by the Centenary History partners. Wellington, 22-24 August 2014.
Sir Hew Strachan shares his views on the First World War. Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North. 27 August 2014.
A museum and research centre commemorating Rannerdale and Canterbury's First World War stories, archives, and research facilities.
The 13th Annual Symposium of the Costume & Textile Association of New Zealand will be held at Auckland War Memorial Museum, 30-31 May 2014. The theme is 'Home Front'.
Creating a database in the form of an MS Excel spreadsheet of about 2000 entries (numerous with similar but not identical information). Most are newly identified writers of the documents.
Pacific Islanders in the First World War: nation, nationalism and sense of belonging. An international symposium in Amiens, France, from 17 to 20 April 2014.
Media, War and Memory. Conference, September 18–19 2014, AUT University, Auckland.
Conservation and exhibition of the 1919 "Army Eight" rowing skiff used in the 1919 Peace Regatta on the River Thames in London.
A joint digitisation project between Auckland War Memorial Museum and Dunedin Public Libraries has led to a significant collection of New Zealand First World War troopship magazines online.
The Museum was funded to digitise First World War collection resources; provide a mobile service to capture archives within its district; and provide online access to the material.
Auckland Libraries has developed a research guide, which outlines the First World War resources available at Auckland Libraries and Auckland Council Archives.
Developing short publicly-accessible biographies of all South Cantabrians who served their country during the First World War, in order to record local stories and support commemorations.
Researching and documenting local involvement in the First World War to enrich the Coromandel Heritage Trust's existing website.
An online exhibition and timeline to commemorate the centenary using documents and images from the Auckland Council Archives collection, plus indexing of names from war memorials.
An online Research Guide that helps unlock the rich First World War content in the Alexander Turnbull Library - especially digital resources.
The North Otago First World War Roll of Honour has been professionally conserved to ensure that it is available for research use.
Transcribing war memorials in Otago & Southland. Publishing details of soldiers in our monthly newsletter. Cross-referencing Invercargill Cenotaph to all memorials for future publication.
Maps locating cemeteries which include graves or memorials for members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force who died during the First World War.
An on-line project to commemorate Southland’s role in the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915, and to honour the memory of all who served. Launched 4 July 2014.
Digitising a wide selection of First World War letters and diaries held in the Manuscripts Collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library.
On 28-30 November 2013 a multidisciplinary conference will be held on rethinking war, particularly New Zealand’s connections with and contribution to ‘the Great War’.
Creating a database of information on Mid-Canterbury (Ashburton and districts) soldiers - casualties and returned soldiers; forms available to add information on your local soldier.
A personal quest to show 100 postcards portraying New Zealand and her people during the First World War.
Collecting the wartime reading experiences of New Zealanders at home and abroad for the New Zealand Reading Experience Database (NZ-RED).
The redeveloped Cenotaph database, Online Cenotaph, includes a page about every New Zealand soldier who served in the First World War.