WW100 – New Zealand's First World War Centenary Programme ran from 2014 to 2019

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7 March 2014 - 2:47am -- Prudence Maltby

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Cicatrix incorporates installation drawing and film. Starting at Trowbridge in Wiltshire, England, and touring throughout and beyond the county, we offer our audience further insight into the WW1 legacy surrounding the Salisbury Plain; three artists living on the fringes of this ancient landscape concerned with the concepts of mapping, scarring and the creation of memorials.

What are the chances of exhibition exchange?!

A reinactmant

28 February 2014 - 3:37pm -- Alex Burton

Maybe we should go to places (e.g. Gallipoli or Passchendaele) where our ancestors fought in the World wars in europe and reinact the battles in comemoration of the fallen new zealanders

ANZAC Memorial Garden

24 February 2014 - 10:41am -- 10 Social Studi...

Our class had an idea that a garden could be maintained which commemorates the war. This garden could be a small garden that is replicated in various parts of NZ. The garden would have a section of red poppies. They could spell out "ANZAC". There could be a section which has a flower for the number of lives lost in the war. 


Memorial Vault - ANZAC Hallway

19 February 2014 - 12:27pm -- 10 Social Studi...

Our class came up with an idea to make a memorial vault. Members of the public would be encouraged to provide items from their ancestors eg. hats, uniforms, photos, diaries etc. These would be collected and arranged in a vault to be opened for the public to see on ANZAC Day 2015. We thought the vault could be hosted by Te Papa. Items would be secured behind glass.

Ideal book for schools with colour plate drawings of WW1 New Zealand Soldiers.

18 February 2014 - 11:40am -- Barry O'Sullivan

Released in 2011 is an Osprey published book titled

The New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War 1 by Wayne Stack illustrated by Mike Chappell.

ISBN 978-1-84908-539-7

This is a great entry level book which has 8 colour plates depicting NZ soldiers in all the main theatres of WW1.

The colour plates are important as they show what the colours of the uniforms.

The book retails for under $30.00 NZD and can be brought from any book retailer or Trade Me.



New Zealand Mounted Rifles

3 February 2014 - 1:39pm -- Callum Forbes

I run a cavalry re-enactment group near Upper Hutt. While our main focus is medieval jousting, we also portray a 4 rider section of WW1 mounted riflemen from the 9th Wellington/East Coast Regiment.  Over the last few years I've been collecting both original and reproduction uniforms, equipment and horse tack. If there are any events nearby that require anything from a single mounted trooper and horse through to a full section and display of mounted section drills we are available. Website here - www.jousting.co.nz  

American Field Service Ambulance (AFS Student Exchange)

28 January 2014 - 12:31pm -- Susan Fogarty A...

AFS Student Exchanges have been running in New Zealand since 1947. But the history of AFS (American Field Service) dates back to WW1, where A. Piatt Andrew, a onetime economics professor at Harvard University and former US Assistant Secretary of the Treasury began a volunteer ambulance driver service in Europe during the war.

The Ambulance service continued during WW2 and after evolved into an international youth exchange organisation. The hope was that young people, by understanding and experiencing cultural differences through exchanges, would help contribute to world peace.