NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities & Projects

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A commemorative street sign in remembrance of Brigadier-General Bernard Cyril Freyberg will be unveiled. Lyall Bay, Wellington, 18 June 2017.

Topics: Commemorations, Memorials Audience: wellington, general audience Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

Share stories of soldiers who fought in the First World War in the #wellynextdoor recording caravan. Civic Square, Wellington, 21 April 2016.

Topics: Oral history, Family History Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A light and sound show featuring art and historical imagery projected onto the National War Memorial at Pukeahu. The 15-minute loop will run each evening from 21 to 25 April 2016.

Topics: Events, Sound and light show, Commemorations, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Anzac Day 2016 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

Join the Wellington City Council and the Wellington RSA to pay tribute to the many soldiers that lost their lives on 8 August 1915 with a dawn service at the Cenotaph one hundred years on.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Chunuk Bair, Commemorations, Services Audience: General, Descendants, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

This free booklet features a heritage trail visiting 22 places that provide insight into Wellington’s participation in the war and includes a map illustrating WWI parade and procession routes.

Topics: Heritage trails, History, Local history, Heritage sites, publication Audience: General, Local residents, Tourists, Families, historians Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

This walk at Wellington's Botanic Garden on 27 April 2015 looks at plants from some of the countries involved in the World Wars and plants associated with peace and remembrance.

Topics: Tours, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Gardeners Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Wellington City Council

A Fields of Remembrance installation in the Botanic Gardens featuring 866 white crosses to commemorate the Wellingtonians who lost their lives during the war. Running from 10-28 April 2015.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, Events, Wellington region, Commemorations, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A light and sound show featuring art and historical imagery projected onto buildings at Pukeahu. The 15-minute loop ran from 7pm to 10pm each night from 18 to 25 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Sound and light show, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, Arts appreciators Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

An Anzac service at Wellington's Roseneath street memorial at 10 am on 25 April 2015, followed by a concert at Roseneath Longhall.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Anzac Day 2015, Concert, Commemorative events Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

A spectacular parade commemorating the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, featuring military personnel and vintage war machinery, will weave its way through Wellington on 24 April 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Parades, Vintage Cars, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

A week-long programme of events in Wellington – including ceremonies, a street parade and light show – to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. 18-25 April 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Parade, Events, Memorials, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The Heritage Story Map combines satellite photography of contemporary Wellington with images and stories from the First World War. View it on mobile or your browser.

1915 map of Wellington city over contemporary map
Topics: Heritage trails, History, Local history, Personal stories, online resources Audience: General, historians, history teachers, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

Join knowledgeable guides on a commemorative walk of significant events relevant to Wellington’s war history. 16-18 October 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events, October 14, Departure of troops Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Wellington City Council

A free, site-specific multi-media project designed to remember Wellington city and her people during the First World War. From 11-18 October 2014.

Frederick Smith. Image courtesy of Berry & Co Photographers, 1917. Te Papa Collection
Topics: Events, Exhibitions, October 14, Heritage trails, Conscientious objection Audience: Teachers, Students, historians, veterans, Families Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

Reinstating the Cenotaph as the focal point of the ceremonial space along Lambton Quay, Bowen Street and Parliamentary Grounds in Wellington.

Cenotaph memorial in 1932, Lambton Quay and Bowen Street. Image: Crown Studios Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library.
Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Monuments, Cenotaphs, Facilities Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council