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

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Each Sunday evening during the centenary, before the Last Post ceremonies at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, stories of soldiers who died 100 years ago are recited. Read past ones on NZHistory.

Topics: Last Post, Soldiers, Personal stories, Events, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Through diaries, letters, and official histories, follow six NZ soldiers at the Battle of Gravenstafel and see the story through their eyes. Wainuiomata Community Library, 4 December 2017, 11am.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Gravenstafel, Personal stories Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

Sandra Coney's new book explores the faces behind Waitākere's First World War memorials.

Topics: Book, Memorials and Monuments, family histories, Personal stories Audience: General, general audiences
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Two series of flags have been created to commemorate and remember New Zealand’s role on the Western Front and to celebrate New Zealand’s ongoing relationship with France and Belgium.

Topics: France, Belgium, Flags, History, Personal stories
Category: Other

A collection of stories about men from Porirua district who served overseas. There will be 200 First World War stories, including men who enlisted from the Porirua Mental Hospital.

Topics: Personal stories, photos, letters, diaries, online resources Audience: Local residents, Local Government, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Porirua
Organised by: Allan Dodson

The Veterans Film Festival will present short films about serving and ex-serving military personnel and the impact war has on society at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on 11 November 2015.

Topics: Veterans, films, Commemoration, Personal stories, film schools Audience: Individuals / Families, commuity groups, clubs, Schools
Organised by: Screen My Shorts Inc

The universal story of every New Zealand solider and their preparation for battle. Exhibition at the National Army Museum from  7 November 2014 until February 2015.

Topics: Museums, world war 1 soldiers, Personal stories, Military camps, Events Audience: veterans, Individuals / Families, returned service veterans, Students, historians Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru
Organised by: National Army Museum

The Heritage Story Map combines satellite photography of contemporary Wellington with images and stories from the First World War. View it on mobile or your browser.

1915 map of Wellington city over contemporary map
Topics: Heritage trails, History, Local history, Personal stories, online resources Audience: General, historians, history teachers, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Wellington City Council

A beautiful book and online publication to record the stories of the 32 Audit Department staff who served during the First World War. Launched August 2014.

Topics: Books, Personal stories, Community contribution, Publications Audience: Organisational staff, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Uncovering the stories in an album of 300 postcards collected by Elsie just before and during the First World War. There are postcards from family, soldiers and pen-pals.

Topics: Personal stories, Digital, Research, History Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
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To create a museum display based on the names on the Wainuiomata War Memorial.

Topics: Research, Exhibitions, Personal stories, Online Cenotaph, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

Digitising a wide selection of First World War letters and diaries held in the Manuscripts Collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Topics: Personal stories, diaries, letters, Digital, Online Cenotaph Audience: Researchers, Tertiary students, secondary students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Discover how the First World War changed life for people in the Waitaki District in an exhibition at North Otago Museum, from 13 September 2014 and 29 March 2015.

Topics: Exhibitions, Local history, Personal stories, Homefront, Events Audience: General, Descendants, Families, Schools, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Oamaru
Organised by: North Otago Museum

Collecting personal stories from the First World War for use in a student design project.

Topics: Exhibitions, Personal stories, Design, Education Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: Michelle Oakey

Tauranga City Libraries are collecting the stories, photographs, letters and so on of locals connected with the First World War.

Topics: Digital, Local history, Personal stories, Heritage, Community contribution Audience: General Located in: Tauranga
Organised by: Tauranga City Libraries

History from the perspective of New Zealanders who experienced it. Daily tweets from diaries, letters, newspapers... shared 100 years later in 'real-time'. Join in!

Topics: History, Publications, Digital, Personal stories, Websites Audience: Students, Teachers, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: WW100 Programme Office

Share and explore stories about servicemen and women with Plimmerton (Wellington) connections who served in the First World War.

The Thomson Family June 1916
Topics: Personal stories, Digital, History, Online Cenotaph, Research Audience: General Located in: Plimmerton