NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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A talk arguing that Anzac Day should be used to remember all aspects of the First World War, not just the traditional ones. Held at Te Manawa, Palmerston North on 20 Apr 2017.

Topics: Events, Public talks and tours Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North

Join knowledgeable guides on a commemorative walk of significant events relevant to Wellington’s war history. 16-18 October 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events, October 14, Departure of troops Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Wellington City Council

On 15 October, Wellingtonians are invited to enjoy the opportunity to look over Te Kaha during her port visit before she marks the official commemoration of the departure of the Main Body.

Topics: Events, October 14, Departure of troops, Public talks and tours Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: Royal New Zealand Navy

Join Kirstie Ross at Canterbury Museum on 17 October as she talks about the importance of everyday things in maintaining identity during the First World War.

The Soldier's Own Diary, Charles Letts & Co., 1914
Topics: Public talks and tours, Books, Publications, October 14, Events Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Canterbury Museum

Author Philippa Werry talks about Anzac Day and her recent visit to Gallipoli. Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library, Wellington. 2 October 2014. 

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events, ANZAC, Gallipoli Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

As part of 'The Great War Lecture Series', Dr Nathalie Philippe from The University of Waikato, talks about the liberation of Le Quesnoy. Waikato Museum, Hamilton. 4 October 2014.

Topics: Events, Public talks and tours, October 14 Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton

Family history experts cover the experiences of New Zealanders and Australians who fought the Ottoman Empire across the Middle East. Central City Library, Auckland, 30 September 2014.

Topics: Events, Public talks and tours, Palestine, Beersheba Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

Readings from the Anzac book, a trench publication produced during the First World War and released in 1916. Highwic, Auckland, 28 September 2014 and 12 October 2014.

Topics: Literary, Books, Events, Public talks and tours, October 14 Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Highwic, Heritage New Zealand

A series of events focused on Dunedin and Otago during the First World War, and particularly the first troop departures. Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 28 September 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Departure of troops, Events Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

Official New Zealand Army Artist, Matt Gauldie, talks about his role of capturing on canvas the New Zealand Defence Force. Expressions Art Centre, 21 September 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Fine Art, war art Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Upper Hutt

A cross-disciplinary interchange on the value of artifacts as resources for research into ANZACs at Gallipoli 1915.Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, 9 September 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events Audience: General, Researchers Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

Margaret Sparrow shares the life of Ettie Rout, a sexual health campaigner whose activism saw her both decorated and shunned. Gus Fisher Gallery, 19 September 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events, Women in wartime, History Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Gus Fisher Gallery

British historian Sir Hew Strachan presents challenging and thought-provoking reflections on the First World War. Auckland Museum, 29 August 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events, August 14, History Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Professor Barbara Brookes, History and Art History, University of Otago, gives insight into New Zealand women's contribution to the First World War. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 August 2014

Topics: Public talks and tours, Women in wartime, Events, History Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

An education expo profiling First World War resources and learning programmes on offer for WW100. For primary and secondary teachers. Te Papa, 6 September 2014.

Topics: Education, Public talks and tours, Events Audience: Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The New Zealand Book Council, with support from Victoria University of Wellington, will explore the legacy of First World War literature. Tuesdays, 26 August 2014-9 September 2014.

Topics: Books, Public talks and tours, Events Audience: Students, Teachers, General Located in: Wellington

Damien Fenton, Gavin McLean, Jock Phillips and Jane Tolerton speak about writing and the First World War. Petone Working Mens Club, 30 August 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events, August 14 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Lower Hutt

Professor Barbara Brookes, University of Otago, will give insight into New Zealand women's contribution to the First World War. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 August 2014

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Topics: August 14, Public talks and tours, Events Audience: local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

Professor Hew Strachan discusses different ways of marking the centenary of the First World War. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 25 August 2014, 6 pm. Free.

Topics: Events, August 14, Public talks and tours Audience: General, Researchers, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A lecture by Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of History of War, All Souls College, Oxford. 16 October 2014, registration essential.

Professor Sir Hew Strachan
Topics: History, Public talks and tours, Overseas, October 14 Audience: General, Researchers, Teachers, Students

A walk and talk around Toitu Otago Settlers Museum's 'Great War' exhibition. 10 August 2014, 2 pm. 7 September 2014, 2 pm.

Topics: Public talks and tours, August 14, Events Audience: General, local visitors, Families Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

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.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Events, Gallipoli Audience: Families, General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

A talk by Neil Frances (Wairarapa Archive) about the First World War exhibition in Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History's foyer. 9 August 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, August 14, Events Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Masterton

Join Dr Gavin McLean on a walkaround of the 'Facing the Front' exhibition. New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington, 23 July 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Exhibitions, Art, Events Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

Jock Phillips, historian, investigates the sculptors who worked on the First World War memorials in Aberhart's photographs. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 20 July 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, History, Sculpture Audience: local visitors, General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

James Belich, Beit Professor of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Oxford University, on the effects on each other of New Zealand collective identities and the First World War. Free, 2 July 2014.

Topics: Public talks and tours, Overseas Audience: General

The 2014 Auckland Heritage Festival focuses on First World War commemorations. Visit a First World War site, walk a trail or join an event. 27 September-12 October 2014.

Topics: Exhibitions, Events, Heritage trails, Public talks and tours Audience: local visitors, General, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Council

2014 Writers Week presents two experts on 'the war to end all wars': Margaret MacMillan (8 March 2014) and Christopher Pugsley (12 March 2014).

Topics: Events, History, Lottery Grant Recipients, Public talks and tours Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

A talk by art critic Terry McNamara at St Lukes Community Centre in Remuera, Auckland on 19 March 2014.

William Longstaff, Carillon, 1932. Ref: AAAC 898 NCWA Q197, Archives New Zealand.
Topics: Events, Fine Art, Public talks and tours Audience: General, Artists Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: The Community of St Luke

A rotary evening in Lower Hutt featuring guest speakers who are leading in the First World War commemorations. 12 February 2014.

Topics: Events, Public talks and tours Located in: Lower Hutt

A Tauranga public lecture series on First World War themes. The entire series runs weekly from Wednesday 17 September 2014 to Wednesday 5 November 2014. Bookings essential.

Topics: Events, Lottery Grant Recipients, Public talks and tours, October 14 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Tauranga