Activities & Projects
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.
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.
Sandra Coney's new book explores the faces behind Waitākere's First World War memorials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transcription of three diaries by 1st Otago Division recruit Cecil Duncan.
To create a museum display based on the names on the Wainuiomata War Memorial.
Digitising a wide selection of First World War letters and diaries held in the Manuscripts Collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library.
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.
Collecting personal stories from the First World War for use in a student design project.
Tauranga City Libraries are collecting the stories, photographs, letters and so on of locals connected with the First World War.
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!
Share and explore stories about servicemen and women with Plimmerton (Wellington) connections who served in the First World War.