NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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A Battle of Passchendaele commemorative ceremony will be held at the Lower Hutt War Memorial Cenotaph on Saturday 14 October 2017 at 11am.

Topics: Passchendaele, Commemorations, Ceremonies Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

A workshop for those interested in researching First World War soldiers at Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, on 11 April 2017.

Topics: Events, Workshops, Soldiers, Education Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

A presentation and NZ military records research afternoon at Petone Community Library, Lower Hutt, on 12 March 2017.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Soldiers, Research, Local history Audience: historians, local community Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Petone Community Library

What happened when the Eastbourne RSA decided to publish a history of its community’s experiences of war? Find out at Petone Library on 1 September 2016.

Topics: Events, Public Talks & Tours, Local history Audience: General, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Council

A ceremony on Petone Beach on 13 November 2016 to remember those souls of all nations who sailed over the sea, may have fought at sea and may have died at sea during the First World War.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, naval history Audience: naval, sea cadets, sea scouts, General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by:

A naval war art exhibition of brothers Esmond & Hal Atkinson's pen & ink sketches of service in the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve at Petone from 3-23 November 2016.

Topics: war art, Events, Exhibitions, Lottery Grant Recipients Audience: Artists, naval historians, archivists, primary and secondary students, local community Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by:

Discover more about your ancestors during Family History Month. This workshop is to be held at Taita Community Library on 19 August 2016.

Topics: Events, Family History, Workshops, Public Talks & Tours, Genealogy Audience: family historians, geneologists Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

Discover your First World War soldier at Petone Community Library, Lower Hutt. Sunday 8 May 2016

Topics: Workshops, military history Audience: General, family historians Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Petone Community Library

A unique programme to mark the centenary of one of the first Anzac Day observances, in Petone, Wellington.

Anzac Day commemoration at Petone, 25 April 1916. Credit: Albert Percy Godber. Reference: APG 590 ½, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington. The picture is taken after the ceremony. The Australian Red Ensign is flying on the right.
Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Anzac Day 2016, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

Keith Garwood will talk about his research into local soldiers who served and died in the First World War, at the Petone Community Library on 23 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Local history, Soldiers Audience: General, historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

Hear author Andrew Francis speak about the fascinating research that went into 'That Dear Little Home in the Bay', at the Petone Community Library on 9 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, History, Local history, Medical care Audience: General, historians, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

Discover how to access and interpret First World War records at these hands-on workshops at various Lower Hutt libraries between 19-29 April 2016.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Workshops, Events, Education Audience: Descendants, historians, family historians Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

Andrew Francis presents at talk about the Taumaru Military Convalescent Home in Lowry Bay, at the Eastbourne Community Library on 5 September 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Local history, History Audience: historians, Local residents, Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

Keith Garwood shares his mapping work identifying the homes of Lower Hutt residents who served in the First World War. At Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, 9 September 2015.

 

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, History, Local history, Events Audience: Local residents, historians, Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

Çanakkale – Road to Peace Out of War is a photographic exhibition offering a unique Turkish perspective of Gallipoli, at the Petone Working Men's Club from 1-23 August 2015.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Turkey, Gallipoli, Photography Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

A ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the planting of pohutukawas “in commemoration of the brave deeds done by our soldiers in Gallipoli” in Eastbourne, on 14 July 2015.

Topics: Memorials and Monuments, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, ANZAC, Trees Audience: General, returned service veterans, Local residents, School children Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Easbourne Memorial RSA

LilyRose will be showing a collection commemorating WW100 at the New Zealand Eco Fashion Designer Runway, at Notre Dame Performing Arts Centre, Lower Hutt, 13 June 2015.

Topics: Fashion, craft, Events Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: LilyRose

Hutt City Baptist Church will have a special guest service commemorating the Anzac centenary on Sunday 26 April 2015.

Topics: Events, Services, Religion Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Baptist Church

Discover how to access and interpret First World War personnel records at these hands-on workshops at various Hutt City libraries in April and May 2015.

Topics: Education, Events, Soldiers, Workshops Audience: historians, Genealogists Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

Grab a blanket and come down to Dowse Square, Lower Hutt, at 6.30pm on 26 April 2015 for an Anzac Films by Starlight special presented by Hutt City Council.

Topics: Family Entertainment, Film, Gallipoli, Anzac Day 2015, Events Audience: General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Council

Damien Fenton, Gavin McLean, Jock Phillips and Jane Tolerton speak about writing and the First World War. Petone Working Mens Club, 30 August 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events, August 14 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

The Petone Settlers' Museum will host an exhibition and changing public programme, from August 2014 to the peace celebrations in 2019.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Events, Exhibitions, Peace celebrations Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Petone Settlers' Museum

Historical book on the Taumaru Military Convalescent Hospital to be published online.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Books, Digital, Publications Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt
Organised by: Hutt City Libraries

A rotary evening in Lower Hutt featuring guest speakers who are leading in the First World War commemorations. 12 February 2014.

Topics: Events, Public talks and tours Located in: Lower Hutt

To create a museum display based on the names on the Wainuiomata War Memorial.

Topics: Research, Exhibitions, Personal stories, Online Cenotaph, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

A project to place images and brief information boards about Lower Hutt WW1 soldiers/heroes in locations closest to their residential address at their time of signing up.
 

Topics: Memorials, Heritage, Local history, Archival research Audience: Teachers, Local neigbourhoods, Students, Seniors, RSA Located in: Lower Hutt