we are recording and displaying our WW1 soldier stories in our local Mt Hutt Memorial hall Main Street Methven. We have a display of war memoribilia and currently have 19 WW1 soldier stories framed on our wall. We have our White crosses on display outside the Hall . The stories are ongoing collection and will be available for all to view every day in our Hall of Memories area. Mt Hutt memorial hall and Heritage centre in association with Methven Historical society are responsible for this exhibition.
June this years marks the Centenary of the opening of the Soldiers Block at Queen Mary Hospital in Hanmer Springs for the recovery of 'Soldiers of the Dominion'. The Hurunui District Council is marking the occasion with a weekend long event which includes a period ball, a commemoration ceremony, tours of the hospital and grounds, plus many other events. We are creating a multimedia presentation, and display boards at the hospital to tell the story of its beginnings.
I am writing a cello concerto for the renowned young French cellist, Sébastien Hurtaud, to be premiered by the Brussels Philharmonic and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. We are looking for funding to commission the writing of the piece. The piece was directly inspired by my visit to ANZAC Cove in Gallipoli a couple of years ago, when I performed at the dawn ceremony on ANZAC day there. I had always known that my great-grandmother's 3 older brothers all died in the First World War, but this was the first time that the true human tragedy of it hit me hard.
Does any one know who survived WWI and was in the NZ Tunneling Company?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7y68dO_Qx8 Tall Poppies was recorded at York Street Studios, Auckland and released in April 1996 - it went on to gain radio play around the country for Anzac Day (background information regarding the writing and recording of the track is on the you tube blurb).
I remember a great hero I never knew but who is related. Fr. Patrick Dore. My grand uncle.
I'm a singer-songwriter just moved up to Wellington recently. Inspired by the importance of the importance of this anniversary year, I've written some songs about the war. If there were any suitable places to perform them I would love to play them. Thanks.
I wish to share some photos of my Grandfather's photo album taken in 1915. He was William Leonard Harrison, (rank Sergeant) who served with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles and he shipped to Egypt with the main body. I have 40 of his photos before they shipped to Gallipoli, so wish to share some for you. The HQ building at Zeitoun and Cairo look as if they came from Oamaru. Strawberries and Cream in the desert before the big baptism by machine gun fire.
I'm an Australian hip-hop artist who has created an ANZAC song 'Brave Digger':
Just wondering how I can spread the song's love to New Zealand since I live in Australia?
2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day. It is a moment in time, and the project intends to capture the thoughts and actions of Australians and New Zealanders a century after the landings at Gallipoli. It is intended that at 0500, on April 25th 2015, from every Anzac Day Ceremony held globally, all Australians and New Zealand citizens can upload an image of themselves (Selfie) along with a summary of what Anzac Day means to them.