Activities & Projects
This talk in Palmerston North on 11 April 2019 explores these processes of cultural mobilisation and demobilisation and their larger implications for posterity’s sense of the Great War.
In this talk, Professor Gary Sheffield explains why, after three years of deadlock, 1918 was decisive, and the Allies emerged victorious. At Palmerston North Central Library, 3 May 2018.
A public talk by Jane Tolerton, exploring the story of New Zealand women in Egypt, on Lemnos, in England and Malta. At Palmerston North Public Library 18 April 2018.
A unique opportunity to hear Professor of History at Yale University, Professor Jay Winter speak on the impact of war and how is is remembered. Palmerston North Central Library, 24 Nov 2017, 1pm.
Professor of History at Yale University, Professor Jay Winter, will host a fascinating discussion on the spatial logic of war memorials at Palmerston North Central Library, 23 Nov 2017, 5:30pm.
Colonel Colin Richardson will explore the background and execution of the Battle of Messines. Palmerston North Central Library, 7 June 2017 at 6:30pm.
A presentation by Professor Glyn Harper on the New Zealand Division on the Somme, September-October 1916. Palmerston North Central Library, Palmerston North, 14 September 2016.
Anzac themed stories followed by a creative paper or clay poppy craft at Palmerston North Central Library, on 21 April 2016.
This book, written by leading NZ and international historians, looks at the impact of the First World War. The launch will be held at Palmerston North Central Library on 11 April 2016.
What was it like to be a first-generation German-Kiwi serving in the NZEF during the First World War? Find out at Palmerston North Public Library on 5 November 2015.
Come and listen to this informative and interesting presentation by Lieutenant Colonel Cliff Simons, PhD, at the Palmerston North Central Library on 25 June 2015.
An exciting digital, interactive and multilingual exhibition commemorating the First World War at Palmerston North Central Library, from 20 April - 5 May 2015.
Enter Palmerston North City Libraries' Anzac biscuit baking competition on 22 April 2015.
On 21 April 2015, come celebrate the launch of Palmerston North City Libraries' new website dedicated to the contributions our local community and beyond made to the First World War.
Join Peter Olsen on a bus tour of a selection of the more than 50 First World War memorials that dot the Manawatu landscape. Departing from Palmerston North on 26 April 2015.
Come along to Palmerston North Central Library and listen to a lunchtime talk about the wartime input of New Zealand nurses serving overseas, 23 April 2015.
Bring the kids along to hear stories and poems about Anzac Day and why we use poppies to remember the fallen soldiers. Palmerston North Central Library, 17 April 2015.
Come and listen to a presentation by Colonel Nick Gillard on the subject of The Somme, September-October 1916. At Palmerston North Central Library, 5 March 2015.