Activities & Projects
The untold story of the New Zealanders who fought the Great War under other flags. Written by Glyn Harper, and published by Massey University Press in April 2019.
A series of short talks at Christchurch's Air Force Museum on how New Zealanders have needed the courage to endure loss in wartime. Held on 13 October 2018.
Join Rebecca as she discusses her creative projects on the NZ Mounted Rifles and nurses in the Middle East in the First World War. Masterton District Library, 9 November 2018.
A 4 part lecture series at the WEA in Christchurch in November 2018: "Voices of WW1" explores some of the more unusual perspectives - from New Zealand Nurses to conscientious objectors.
An exhibition of works by Wellington artist Rebecca Holden that celebrates the eight NZ women who ran Aotea Convalscent home in Egypt. Runs from September-November in Masterton and Whanganui.
From mid-July to Armistice Day 2018 the Wairarapa Times-Age printed the life story of someone connected to the First World War each issue to mark the 100 years since the end of the war.
Over The Top is a theatrical insight into the lives of nine young Napier locals who enlist and their families left behind. Being performed at Napier Little Theatre on 5-6 July 2018.
This book, launched in October 2015 by Lt Col Lee Turner with the foreword signed by HRH Princess Anne, records the 100 year history of the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps.
An illustrated talk about NZ Army Nurses and the sinking of the troop/transport ship Marquette during the First World War. At Hunters Corner Town Centre, 20 October 2015.
A Marquette Angel is the latest From Tauranga to the Trenches exhibition, a mobile series commemorating the centenary of the First World War.
St Margaret’s College students present a dramatised story of the nurses on the ill-fated ship, the Marquette. Held at the Charles Luney Auditorium, Christchurch, from 22-23 October 2015.
A self-drive guide available in Christchurch on 24 October 2015 locates memorials commemorating the nurses who drowned on the Marquette in 1915.
Jude Turner will host a talk about the history of the nurses lost when the Marquette sank in 1915 in the Nurses’ Memorial Chapel Garden at Christchurch Hospital on 25 October 2015.
This exhibition at Dunedin's Otago Museum telling the story of three local nurses as they care for wounded soldiers during the Great War. Runs from 1 October 2015 - 31 January 2016.
Personal stories told by family about the soldiers and nurses who served in the First World War, collected alongside performances of the play Sister Anzac.
Anna Rogers will talk about the New Zealand's military nurses and their involvement in conflicts in the early half of the twentieth century at the South Christchurch Library on 25 July 2015.
This exhibition at St Michael's Church School Hall, Christchurch, on 24 October 2015 commemorates the centenary of the sinking of the Troopship Marquette, in which ten NZ nurses perished.
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.
Come along to Palmerston North Central Library and listen to a lunchtime talk about the wartime input of New Zealand nurses serving overseas, 23 April 2015.
Returning for a third season, the play 'Sister Anzac' about NZ nurses at Gallipoli will be performed in Auckland and Hamilton in August and September 2016.