NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities & Projects

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Hear a talk by Yale's Professor Jay Winter exploring the ‘Kodak revolution’ of WW1 and the trail of unofficial photography that ensued. Te Papa, Wellington, 25 Nov 2017, 7pm.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Photography, History Audience: General, general audiences, historians, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Come to two talks about NZ women’s contributions during the First World War, and explore the Passchendaele memorial locomotive at Wellington Railway Station, 13 October 2017, 11am.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Passchendaele, train Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Hear two fascinating talks, one about the Battle of Passchendaele, the other about its memorial locomotive – both delivered beside the Ab608 Passchendaele itself. Wellington Railway Station, 12 Oct 2017, 11am.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A Pacific poppy. An outstretched hand. An abstract painting. View a collection of Max Gimblett's commemorative arts works at Ngā Toi, Te Papa, from 16 March - 22 May 2016.

Topics: Contemporary Art, Events, Exhibitions Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

How did the First World War redraw the world map? Visiting historian Dr Jörn Leonhard brings a global perspective to Te Papa’s centennial commemorations on 27 August 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Germany, History Audience: historians, Students, social historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

This year's New Zealand Post Kaumātua Kapa Haka – at Te Papa on 3-5 July 2015 – has a special focus to commemorate the centenary of the landing of the Maori Contingent at Gallipoli.

Topics: Events, Maori, dance, Songs, Kapa haka Audience: General, Descendants, local visitors, iwi, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Discover the diverse stories and perspectives of indigenous and Pacific peoples during the First World War in this panel discussion at Te Papa on 25 June 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Pacific Cultures Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A series of ‘making of’ videos released around the opening of the Gallipoli: The scale of our war exhibition at Te Papa on 18 April 2015.

Topics: Gallipoli, online resources, video, Exhibitions Audience: Teachers, secondary students, General

An education expo profiling First World War resources and learning programmes on offer for WW100. For primary and secondary teachers. Te Papa, 6 September 2014.

Topics: Education, Public talks and tours, Events Audience: Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An exhibition reflecting on the unimaginable physical destruction caused by the First World War. Opens 15 August 2014, Te Papa.

Soldier (Allan McMillan) with amputated arm, Oatlands Park, Surrey, England, 1918. Photographer unknown. Te Papa (O.031469)
Topics: Exhibitions, Events, August 14, Medical care, Photography Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Professor Hew Strachan discusses different ways of marking the centenary of the First World War. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 25 August 2014, 6 pm. Free.

Topics: Events, August 14, Public talks and tours Audience: General, Researchers, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

An illustrated history of New Zealand’s war experience, by Kirstie Ross and Kate Hunter. Published by Te Papa Press, August 2014.

Topics: History, Publications, Photography, Books, August 14 Audience: Teachers, School students, General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A book of portraits offering an extraordinary, evocative snapshot of New Zealanders facing the First World War.

Topics: Photography, Books, History, August 14 Audience: Students, Teachers, historians, General, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Te Papa is combining the worlds of movies, model-making and museums to take visitors on a journey back to Gallipoli. This exhibition, developed in partnership with Weta Workshop, opens 18 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Gallipoli, Exhibitions Audience: General, School students, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Te Papa is seeking to identify 108 First World War soldiers in portraits by Wellington photographers Berry & Co. Exhibition opens 18 April 2014.

Portrait of a soldier (perhaps Bolton) and female companion, taken in around 1917 by Berry & Co. Image source: Te Papa.
Topics: NZEF, Photography, Events, Online Cenotaph, Digital Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington