Activities & Projects
Join us as we pay homage to those who fell during the four years of the First World War, and visit the Fields of Remembrance with 18,277 named crosses. Auckland War Memorial Museum, 11 November 2018.
A commemorative service marking the centenary of the Battle of Messines will be held at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Wednesday 7 June 2017 at 11am.
A display of photographs, mementos and copies of military histories of the men from the Pukekohe East School and District who fought in the First World War. In Pukekohe from 10-11 October 2015.
Helen Vail talks about her blog project to visit 100 New Zealand memorials and tell stories of the fallen. Waitakere Central Library, Auckland. 14 October 2014. Free.
Family history experts cover the experiences of New Zealanders and Australians who fought the Ottoman Empire across the Middle East. Central City Library, Auckland, 30 September 2014.
Our guest speaker Lisa Perry will be sharing stories of her grandfather's experiences at Gallipoli during the First World War. Panmure Community Library, Auckland, 26 July 2014.
Exhibition at Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, featuring books, manuscripts, maps, photographs and ephemera from 1914-1918. 9 July-12 October 2014. Now archived online.
A collaborative project between Auckland Libraries and Communication students at Unitec, drawing on personal narratives and contemporary responses to bring to life events of this period.
The 2014 Auckland Heritage Festival focuses on First World War commemorations. Visit a First World War site, walk a trail or join an event. 27 September-12 October 2014.
Auckland Libraries has developed a research guide, which outlines the First World War resources available at Auckland Libraries and Auckland Council Archives.
Quick March was the official monthly publication of the New Zealand Returned Soldiers' Association between 1918 and 1923. Auckland Libraries are digitising it to make it available online.
An online exhibition and timeline to commemorate the centenary using documents and images from the Auckland Council Archives collection, plus indexing of names from war memorials.