Discover WW1

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?

Auckland Museum Exhibition Developer Janneen Love writes about telling a First World War story that she – like many New Zealanders – previously knew little about.

Discover how events unfolded in the week New Zealand went to war, and 100 years later.

Discover the history behind the 'H series', a collection of official First World War photographs now freely available for anyone to download and use.