Discover WW1

In the early stages of the war, between a quarter to a third of recruits were rejected for service on account of dental defects. Museum and Heritage Studies student Rebecca Nuttall explores the history of the New Zealand Dental Corps in the First World War.

How did the opinions New Zealanders and Australians held about each other shift during the Gallipoli Campaign?

In an age of tweets and Facebook updates it can be difficult to conceive of a time when it took days, weeks or months to hear news.

The Ngā Tapuwae New Zealand First World War Trails give users a greater understanding of New Zealand’s involvement in the Great War. Denise Stephens gives an insight into the development of one of the Government’s First World War centenary legacy projects.

Did you know that the Maori Contingent, which left New Zealand in February 1915, was the first organised effort by Māori to represent themselves in an overseas theatre of war?

Ashley Mackenzie-White discovers more about her ancestor – the New Zealand Expeditionary Force's first fatality.

While training in Egypt, the New Zealand troops came to be dubbed ‘Massey’s Tourists’ because of all the sightseeing and revelry in which they indulged.

Beating the boredom: ennui was one of the Army's biggest enemies on board the Main Body troopships.

Did you know that on 16 October 1914, the largest group of men ever to leave New Zealand departed for the First World War?

Did you know that New Zealanders named vast tunnel systems beneath the Western Front in Europe after places from home?