A series of authoritative and accessible print histories on New Zealand and the First World War.
Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Massey University, the New Zealand Defence Force and the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association (RSA) have joined forces to produce a series of authoritative and accessible print histories on New Zealand and the First World War.
The works in the Centenary History Programme will cover the major campaigns in Europe and the Middle East, New Zealanders’ contributions in the air and at sea, the experiences of soldiers at the front and civilians at home, the Māori war effort, and the war’s impact and legacy.
Developing the Centenary History programme
The Centenary History Programme is being developed under the guidance of a governance group chaired by Gerald Hensley CNZM and Professor Giselle Byrnes, Assistant Vice-Chancellor - Research at Massey University. The group includes Manatū Taonga Chief Historian Neill Atkinson, the RSA Chief Executive, Defence Force Historian John Crawford, Massey University Professor of War Studies Glyn Harper QSM, and other representatives of the four agencies.
- New Zealand and the First World War (a general illustrated history) - Damien Fenton - published 2013
- The White Ships, New Zealand's First World War Hospital Ships - Gavin McLean - published 2013
- New Zealand’s First World War heritage - Imelda Bargas and Tim Shoebridge - published April 2015
- 'Johnny Enzed': The NZ Soldier in the First World War - Glyn Harper - published August 2015
- Experience of a Lifetime: People, Personalities and Leaders in the First World War - edited by John Crawford, David Littlewood and James Watson - published April 2016
- New Zealand's Western Front Campaign - Ian McGibbon - published September 2016
- Fearless: The Extraordinary Untold Story of New Zealand's Great War Airmen - Adam Claasen
- Whitiki: Māori in the First World War - Monty Soutar
- The New Zealand Expeditionary Force - John Crawford
- The Home Front - James Watson
- The War against the Ottoman Turks - Damien Fenton
- New Zealand Medical Services in the War - Anna Rogers
- New Zealanders serving in other Forces - Glyn Harper
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