Activities & Projects
A book launch and two presentations on the anniversary of the Battle of Chunuk Bair, 8 August 2018, at Palmerston North's Distinction Hotel.
A public talk by Jane Tolerton, exploring the story of New Zealand women in Egypt, on Lemnos, in England and Malta. At Palmerston North Public Library 18 April 2018.
The Olympic Harrier Club still holds an annual race to remember club members who died in the First World War.
A poignant, stirring theatrical production, based on actual letters sent home from the front. Performed at Hannah Playhouse, Wellington from 4-8 April 2017.
Screenings of the Gallipoli animated film "25 April" at Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision in Wellington from 19-29 April 2017.
An installation artwork as a memorial to the New Zealand soldiers killed during the Gallipoli campaign, showing at Nelson's Refinery Art Gallery in November 2016.
An innovative feature documentary created to bring the story of the New Zealand experience at Gallipoli to life for a modern audience through a reimagined world. Released in 2015.
Special commemorative event in collaboration with Massey University, featuring Ashley Ekins, Australian War Memorial military historian, at Palmerston North Central Library on 8 August 2016.
A book detailing the joint project between New Zealand, Australia and Turkey that has produced the first comprehensive archaeological and historical survey of the Anzac battlefield at Gallipoli.
An exhibition of Gallipoli paintings and monoprints created by Stanley Palmer. Millennium Public Art Gallery, Blenheim. 7 May - 19 June 2016.
"Gallipoli: End of the Road / Canakkale – Yolun Sonu" (2013) is screening as part of the Turkish Film Festival, at Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, Wellington, on 23 April 2016.
Cynthia and Chris McKenzie reflect on their experience at Gallipoli during the centenary of the landings in this exhibition at Devonport's Depot Space from 9-27 April 2016.
In this documentary, Sam Neill looks through the lens of his own family to uncover some overlooked truths about Gallipoli. Screened at Auckland Art Gallery on 30 April 2016.
In this documentary, Sam Neill looks through the lens of his own family to uncover some overlooked truths about Gallipoli. Screened at Waikato Museum on 25 April 2016.
Çanakkale – Road to Peace Out of War is a photographic exhibition offering a unique Turkish perspective of Gallipoli, at the Waikato Museum from 2 April - 3 July 2016.
On 25 April each year New Zealand commemorates the landings of the Anzacs on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.
Telling the experiences of Turkish and ANZAC soldiers at Gallipoli, this poster exhibition will be held at National Library of New Zealand, Wellington, from 12 February - 24 March 2016.
A talk given by Dr Azer Banu Kemaloglu and Dr Ian McGibbon looks at the recollections of ordinary soldiers from Turkey and the Allies at Gallipoli, held in Wellington on 12 February 2016.
Sonic Wells for Gallipoli is an art project which symbolises the special relationship of mutual respect between New Zealand, Australia and Turkey. Live all day from 23 April to 22 July 2016.
From 11 November - 2 December 2015, over 860 light poles will cover Wellington's Appleton Park, lighting up in the wind, and representing Wellingtonians who lost their lives at Gallipoli.
A yearlong project completed as part of Outram School’s Allen Centre extension programme had students creating a precise three-dimensional diorama of the Anzac Cove landscape throughout 2015.
This new chamber opera brings powerfully to life how Gallipoli was a domestic story as well as a military one. At Shed 6, as part of the New Zealand Festival, 3-6 March 2016.
This new chamber opera brings powerfully to life how Gallipoli was a domestic story as well as a military one. At Maidment Theatre, as part of the Auckland Arts Festival, 10-12 March 2016.
Gallipoli, From Tauranga to the Trenches is the second exhibition from the Tauranga Heritage Collection commemorating the First World War.
New Zealand, Australia and Turkey are pleased to present the first ever joint photo exhibition of the first World War Gallipoli campaign in Austria, from 23 September 2015 - 10 January 2016.
Dr Jenny R Macleod presents the NZ-UK Link Foundation Annual Lecture for 2015, looking at New Zealand's experience of Gallipoli. Held at the University of London on 16 November 2015.
Classical guitarist Bruce Paine will present a concert at Alberton, Auckland, titled "Duty and Delight" and inspired by Gallipoli war texts, on 21 November 2015.
Join The Great War Exhibition and New Zealand Cricket Museum in Wellington as they commemorate Hāmi Grace and the centenary of the battle in which he died, Chunuk Bair, on 8 August 2015.
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.
A ticker tape at the bottom of the WW100 website displayed the names of New Zealand's Gallipoli fatalities on the centenary of their death during the campaign.
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.
The national ceremony to mark the centenary of the battle for Chunuk Bair during the 1915 Gallipoli Campaign will take place on 8 August 2015 at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.
The Palmerston North Choral Society presents a programme commemorating Gallipoli, the First World War and the sorrow arising from conflict at St Peter's Anglican Church 20 June 2015.
Çanakkale – Road to Peace Out of War is a photographic exhibition offering a unique Turkish perspective of Gallipoli, at the Otaki Museum from 5-27 June 2015.
Why is the Gallipoli Campaign so dear to New Zealand and Australia? A panel of historians discuss what’s real and what’s myth at Te Papa on 17 May 2015.
Come and listen to this informative and interesting presentation by Lieutenant Colonel Cliff Simons, PhD, at the Palmerston North Central Library on 25 June 2015.
This exhibition at the Nelson Provincial Museum captures the very personal response to the life and death of John Robert Dunn at Gallipoli. Exhibition runs from 1 May - 23 August 2015.
"Whispers of Gallipoli" is New Zealand composer Anthony Ritchie's new song cycle about events both at and surrounding Gallipoli.
A commemorative tour organised by nurse historian Clare Ashton in Sept '15 from Athens to Istanbul to remember NZ's First World War nurses who cared for casualties of the Gallipoli Campaign.
Invercargill Repertory Society presents Maurice Shadbolt's First World War drama 'Once on Chunuk Bair' at the Civic Theatre between 22 and 25 April 2015.
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli at Kerikeri's Art at Wharepuke with digital printmaking, video and painting. 17 April - 15 May 2015.
Hear Sean Brosnahan talk about the disastrous attack on 2-3 May 1915 that destroyed the Otago Battalion as a fighting unit just a week into the Gallipoli campaign. At Toitū on 3 May 2015.
Come and explore the Gallipoli campaign in an exhibition featuring the interactive world of Minecraft®. At the Auckland War Memorial Museum from 24 April - 11 October 2015.
To commemorate the battle and Anzac Day, Auckland's Academy Cinemas will have some special screenings of the 1981 classic film 'Gallipoli' on 25 and 26 April 2015.
A series of ‘making of’ videos released around the opening of the Gallipoli: The scale of our war exhibition at Te Papa on 18 April 2015.
Offering a free service to descendants where I lay a poppy or card at New Zealand memorials or ancestors' graves during a trip to Gallipoli around Anzac Day 2015.
Fully revised and with many new photos, Chris Pugsley's classic account of the Gallipoli Campaign was published in new NZ and UK editions.
Hear historian Glyn Harper talk about the quality of the food given to the New Zealand soldiers at Gallipoli.
Performing Maurice Shadbolt's classic Gallipoli play, 'Once on Chunuk Bair', at the Mana Little Theatre in Plimmerton. 15-25 April 2015
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.
This Nelson Provincial Museum exhibition presents stories of those from around Nelson who were involved in or affected by the Gallipoli campaign. From 25 April 2015 - 24 April 2016.
The Auckland Youth Orchesta's first concert series of 2015, Midsummer Dreams, pays particular reference to Gallipoli. Three dates in Auckland and one in Whitianga, February-March 2015.
Free public talks at Karori Cemetery at 11.00am 2.00pm and 3.30pm on Anzac Day 2015 about soldiers who survived Gallipoli and various Corps with whom Anzacs fought during the war.
To commemorate the centenary, on 25 April 1915, of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and NZ Post teamed up to mint a commemorative 50 cent coin.
A set of 'yarns' or true stories and some heroic actions by New Zealanders on Gallipoli. Opening at the Army Museum on Anzac Day 2015.
Author Philippa Werry talks about Anzac Day and her recent visit to Gallipoli. Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library, Wellington. 2 October 2014.
Commemorating the centenary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli in Turkey on 25 April 2015.
Our guest speaker Lisa Perry will be sharing stories of her grandfather's experiences at Gallipoli during the First World War. Panmure Community Library, Auckland, 26 July 2014.
The Lion Foundation Season of Once on Chunuk Bair by Maurice Shadbolt, produced by Auckland Theatre Company. A classic play about the tragic battle at Gallipoli, on 12 June – 5 July 2014.
Te Papa is combining the worlds of movies, model-making and museums to take visitors on a journey back to Gallipoli. This exhibition, developed in partnership with Weta Workshop, opens 18 April 2015.
Creating an "Avenue of Remembrance" with a tree for each local fallen First World War soldier, grown from the seeds of the Gallipoli Oak Tree planted in the centre of Christchurch.
Restoration of the Nautilus, the launch that transported wounded troops from the shore to hospital ships off the coast at Gallipoli, was completed in 2016.
Online and mobile historical content – including free apps, plus improving New Zealand-related information and signage at overseas battlefields and associated museums.