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

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Monumental – Understanding New Zealand's First World War memorials

A crowd floods over Mount Cook, Wellington, during the dedication of the National War Memorial and the Carillon bells inside, on Anzac Day 1932. Image courtesy of Alexander Turnbull Library, Ref: 1/1-020293-G

Once the guns fell silent on 11 November 1918, communities went to monumental lengths to remember those who had served and died in the First World War. WW100 New Zealand has put together some resources to help you discover the history and significance of the 500 or so memorials that still cover our landscape.

New Zealand's 500 First World War memorials

Watch Jock Phillips' interview

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Memories inscribed in stone

Watch Steve Watters' interview

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A Community Effort

Watch Ashley Mackenzie-White's interview

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