Activities & Projects
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.
Join knowledgeable guides on a commemorative walk of significant events relevant to Wellington’s war history. 16-18 October 2014.
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.
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.
Author Philippa Werry talks about Anzac Day and her recent visit to Gallipoli. Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library, Wellington. 2 October 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
British historian Sir Hew Strachan presents challenging and thought-provoking reflections on the First World War. Auckland Museum, 29 August 2014.
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
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.
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.
Damien Fenton, Gavin McLean, Jock Phillips and Jane Tolerton speak about writing and the First World War. Petone Working Mens Club, 30 August 2014.
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
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.
A lecture by Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Chichele Professor of History of War, All Souls College, Oxford. 16 October 2014, registration essential.
A walk and talk around Toitu Otago Settlers Museum's 'Great War' exhibition. 10 August 2014, 2 pm. 7 September 2014, 2 pm.
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.
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.
Join Dr Gavin McLean on a walkaround of the 'Facing the Front' exhibition. New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Wellington, 23 July 2014.
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.
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.
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.
Author and historian Dr John Basarin tours New Zealand for a series of presentations about the Turkish view of the Gallipoli campaign 1915. 23-28 March 2014.
2014 Writers Week presents two experts on 'the war to end all wars': Margaret MacMillan (8 March 2014) and Christopher Pugsley (12 March 2014).
A talk by art critic Terry McNamara at St Lukes Community Centre in Remuera, Auckland on 19 March 2014.
A rotary evening in Lower Hutt featuring guest speakers who are leading in the First World War commemorations. 12 February 2014.
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.