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

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Discover WW1

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.

Anzac Day this year marked the centenary of the last time that 25 April was just a day like any other day – before it became a signature date in New Zealand history.

Personnel records give us detailed administrative information about those who served in the First World War.

Did you know that the enemy at Gallipoli wasn't the 'Turks'?

When Britain declared war in August 1914, did this automatically mean New Zealand was also at war?

“This is the shrapnel bullet which wounded me on 31/12/16...”. Sarah Lang tells the story of John James Jackson.

Imelda Bargas contemplates how a ‘death register’ can transport people back into the lives of men and women who died nearly 100 years ago.

More than 100,000 pigeons are said to have served in the First World War, some from as far away as New Zealand.

David Green discovers we've been significantly underestimating the number of men who served on Gallipoli in New Zealand units.