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NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY20142019

What's Happening

OFFICIAL WW100

The Walking With An Anzac Tumblr supports New Zealand students and their teachers to tell the stories of First World War Soldiers from their local community.

Upcoming Events

Palmerston North Central Library
14 September 2016

Legacy projects

The Government created Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington to acknowledge the centenary of the First World War. Opened 18 April 2015.

Overseas Ceremonies

There are three commemorative services on 15 September 2016 in Longueval, France, to mark New Zealand's involvement in the Battle of the Somme.

Latest News

Four proposals inspired by a creative dialogue between France and New Zealand will undergo further consideration from a jury made of French and New Zealand members before the winning design is announced in November.

The NZHistory website has compiled, for the first time, comprehensive lists of New Zealanders who protested against, or resisted military service in the First World War.

WW1914-1919

@life100yearsago

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

Leslie Adkin's diary

9 August 1916

Got drenched to skin - a common recurrence these days. https://t.co/351JhjXUwm via @adkin_diary

Corp. William McCaw

9 August 1916

My second birthday as a soldier. On odd jobs all day. Fritz is very quiet & does not retaliate much when strafed by the artillery. via @McCaw_diary

PapersPast

9 August 1916

ANZACS WIN FRESH GLORY - Wairarapa Age, 9 August 1916 https://t.co/hldghrpVpW via @PapersPastNZ

Bert Denton's Diary

8 August 1916

Had a blow out & could not repair. Music & Euchre. Jolly evening via @Denton_Diary

Bert Denton's Diary

8 August 1916

Evening, Mr & Mks Lancaster, Mrs Smith & Miss Groves motored up https://t.co/J57McBDUOt via @Denton_Diary

Auckland Weekly News

8 August 1916

The last resting-place in the lonely desert: a burial service... https://t.co/4ToA0r7r25 https://t.co/vbILWieI1P via @AkWeeklyNews