Activities & Projects
Of the 3600 men and women of Nelson Province who served in the First World War a total of 680 died as a direct result of the war. Currently 93 of them are remembered on the Anzac Park Cenotaph.
This video features NZ pianist Kris Baines performing "God Defend New Zealand", in a reflective style. There is also a moving monument scene with a father and his children paying homage.
The Linking Bridges project aims to build links between two bridges and their communities: Kaiparoro war memorial bridge, Wairarapa and the Bridge Creek memorial bridge at Brooweena, Queensland.
Thames-Coromandel District Council is developing a conservation plan for the Thames Monument, an early 1920s memorial which commemorates local soldiers who were lost in the First World War.
Photographer Laurence Aberhart's exhibition of war memorials at Whanganui's McNamara Gallery captures the historical form given to communal experience of loss and grief. 8-29 May 2015.
Research into the men and women listed as "killed in action" during the First World War on war memorials in Upper Clutha, published into a book titled Courageous and Free in November 2016.
Reinstating the Cenotaph as the focal point of the ceremonial space along Lambton Quay, Bowen Street and Parliamentary Grounds in Wellington.
Enhancing the College Hall Memorial Window to honour the names of the fallen via a series of bronze plaques beneath this magnificent First World War memorial in the Arts Centre of Christchurch.
First World War memorial monuments, obelisks, statues, Honours boards, plaques, gates of the Manawatu have been searched out, restored and recorded; ready for community ANZAC Day commemorations.
Erecting a bronze figure of the Risen Christ in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Hill St, Wellington. 14 July 2014, 3pm.
"The Line of Fire", Capt Matt Gauldie's commemorative bronze statue of Gallipoli artist, mapmaker, & Hamilton hero: Sapper Horace Moore-Jones. Unveiled 27 March 2015.
Re-engraving commemorative plaques with the names of remembered soldiers, and erecting information panels at each of five North Otago war memorial oak tree groves.
Restoring and improving the Queens Gardens (including the Cenotaph) in preparation for First World War commemorative events.
Restoring the First World War memorial to Māori soldiers in Moutoa Gardens (Pākaitore) Historic Reserve.
A riverside garden in memory of military personnel killed in the First World War, focusing on Hamilton city's connection with the Belgian town of Ieper (Ypres).
Restoring the Gisborne Cenotaph which was damaged in a 2007 earthquake. The monument is our region’s main First World War monument and the focal point of our Anzac day celebration.
This project is about ensuring war memorials in Southland are able to be preserved and commemorated in the near future and the long term.
Researching and documenting local involvement in the First World War to enrich the Coromandel Heritage Trust's existing website.