NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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What are you reading this November 11? You're invited to come to Timaru Library and take a selfie with our WW1 Soldier with your selection of Armistice reading to post on our Facebook page.

Topics: Armistice, Events, Libraries, Soldiers, community participation Located in: New Zealand, Timaru
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This service at the Cenotaph on 11 November 2018 will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Liberation of Le Quesnoy, and the signing of the Armistice that ended the war.

 

Topics: Armistice, Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Le Quesnoy Located in: New Zealand, Timaru

A poignant and stirring story based on letters sent home from the front, memoirs of Kiwi Gallipoli veterans and quotes and minutes from the Council of War. In Timaru from 17-24 August 2018.

Topics: Theatre, Events, Soldiers Audience: theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Timaru
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Timaru will host a service to mark the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele at Timaru Botanic Gardens, 15 October 2017, 2pm.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Timaru
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A service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, at Timaru Botanic Gardens on 18 September 2016.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Somme Audience: General, Local residents, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Timaru

The South Canterbury WWOne Centenary Committee are holding a service to commemorate the battle for Hill 60 in Gallipoli at Timaru's Botanical Gardens on 23 August 2015.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Events, Hill 60, Gallipoli Audience: General, Local residents, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Timaru

To create a white cross with name/rank/serial number of every man and women from South Canterbury who died in the First World War.

Topics: Fields of Remembrance, RSA, Anzac Day 2015, Community contribution, Memorials Audience: Descendants, Families, Businesses, General Located in: New Zealand, Fairlie, New Zealand, Geraldine, New Zealand, Timaru, New Zealand, Waimate

On August 16th 2014 we will unveil a plaque commemorating the 8th (South Canterbury) Regiment of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles who left for the First World War exactly 100 years earlier.

Topics: Memorials, Events, New Zealand Mounted Rifles, Ceremonies, August 14 Audience: local visitors, Descendants, General Located in: New Zealand, Timaru

Production of the play 'Oh What a Lovely War', and creation of crosses for Timaru Boys' High School old boys who served during the First World War. 27-29 May 2014.

Topics: Lottery Grant Recipients, Performing Arts, Theatre, Education Audience: Students, Families Located in: New Zealand, Timaru
Organised by: Timaru Boys High School

An exhibition exploring the South Canterbury community on the eve of war and it's immediate reaction to the outbreak. South Canterbury Museum, Timaru, 5 August-28 October 2014.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, August 14 Audience: local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Timaru
Organised by: South Canterbury Museum

Developing short publicly-accessible biographies of all South Cantabrians who served their country during the First World War, in order to record local stories and support commemorations.

Topics: Research, Digital, Online Cenotaph Audience: Researchers, Descendants, General, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Fairlie, New Zealand, Geraldine, New Zealand, Temuka, New Zealand, Timaru, New Zealand, Waimate