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Padlet Wall - wall of remembrance

6 April 2014 - 5:40pm -- Kirsten Bland

I have a class of Year 1 & 2 children.  To commemorate the centenary of the start of WW1 and to generate awareness of this event I have created a Padlet Wall and uploaded it to the classroom blog.  http://padlet.com/wall/room21wewillremember  The parents of my students have started to upload names, photos and details of their family member/s who served during WW1 and/or subsequent wars.  Both my students and their parents have become interested to learn more about war and particularly what happened to their family

“Walking the way of Albert Londres, major war reporter, on the WWI’s Front”

5 April 2014 - 2:50am -- Association Sur...

It will allow students in training of journalism and communication, to take part, from August 1st to August 17th, (beginning of the WWI) to an intercultural and professionalizing itinerary, around the WWI’s areas, working about Culture of Peace, multiculturalism, French-German dialogue, Europe,

Venue for 5000 Poppies

3 April 2014 - 3:01pm -- Lisa Wallace

Hi There,

Our 5000 poppy project is still looking for a venue to display our poppies on Anzac Day 2015.  We have been in touch with the Auckland War Museum and they declined.  We have also emailed Te Papa, Aotea Centre Auckland, Auckland Art Gallery, Naval Museum Auckland and the National War  Museum in Wellington with no reply.  Does anyone out there have any other ideas/thoughts on an appropriate venue?


Lisa Wallace

A Call to Arms

2 April 2014 - 10:55am -- Nicki Stewart

A community knitting project. Knitting comforts for soldiers who fought and died in WW1.

The idea is to give the community the opportunity to find out who lost their lives in their family or community during the Great War and knitting socks, scarves or balaclavas in commemoration of these individuals. 

The results will be shown as part of my 'Remember to Remember' Exhibition at Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History from Aug 8th - Sept 7th

Re-enactment: Wairarapa Embarkation

26 March 2014 - 3:28pm -- Mena Antonio

On 13 August 1914, the first Wairarapa volunteers left for training at Awapuni Racecourse, Palmerston North prior to leaving for war. That day, about 70 infantry and 30 mounted rifles boarded the train at Masterton Railway station and smaller groups followed on successive days. Men were called 'to report for drill' at 8am and be ready for the train leaving at 10am. 

Balls, Bullets & Boots - from rugby field to battlefield

18 March 2014 - 11:24am -- Bettina Anderson

For anyone out there with an interest in sport & war/rugby & war - the NZ Rugby Museum http://www.rugbymuseum.co.nz/ in Palmerston North is currently working on developing a touring exhibition that explores the impact that rugby and wartime experiences had on the lives of XV rugby players drawn from across the country.  We'd love to hear from anyone with an interest in hosting the exhibition (see file attached), or groups/individuals who have archives or family memorabilia/stories with WW1 and rugby connections.

Our Brave in Front of Us - Maniototo, Central Otago

11 March 2014 - 3:51pm -- Raewyn Inder

My project is to gather and copy photographs of all servicemen and women who served in World War 1 from the Maniototo, Central Otago.  For the size of our district at the time we had a good number sign up and go away to serve. Many served with the Otago Mounted Rifles. Most publications available did not have the full list of names who served, so I would like to put them all in one place, together with photographs.