NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

What's Happening

An evolving collection offering onscreen remembrance of New Zealand and the 'Great War': classic full-length documentaries, short films, dramas and archive newsreels.

Upcoming Events

Dominion Museum Building, Wellington
25 April 2015 - 11 November 2018

Legacy projects

Listen to New Zealand's First World War story. Audio guides, soldiers' personal stories and historical insights to help you explore Gallipoli and discover the Western Front.

Overseas Ceremonies

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Messines on 7 June 2017, at the New Zealand Memorial, Mesen, Belgium.

Latest News

The doors have opened to Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre, a stunning new war memorial gallery furthering the preservation of Auckland’s history and creating a legacy for the First World War Centenary.

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum curators are requesting information, photographs, or artefacts that would help tell the story of women at 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'.

Auckland Weekly News

8 December 1916

The visit of New Zealand's Prime Minister, Hon. W. F. Massey, and Sir Joseph Ward... https://t.co/1lvn5mIR3R https://t.co/9tjxJMHadz via @AkWeeklyNews

CS Clarke's Diary

8 December 1916

Copied out an order to J. Feltey for goods & Carpenter took the letter down to Halliwells. https://t.co/9YHMWaghnd via @csclarke_diary

PapersPast

8 December 1916

PROPOSED DEMONSTRATION - COUNCIL REFUSES USE OF ROTUNDA - Grey River Argus, 8 December 1916 https://t.co/vZMlnolvrM via @PapersPastNZ

Fred Welch's diary

8 December 1916

Up to Cresswells before breakfast & cut hay, also cut some after tea until about 8.30 when I left off. . https://t.co/Pp9LABiJXl via @FPWelchdiaries

PapersPast

8 December 1916

READY FOR THE BOSS - Feilding Star, 8 December 1916 https://t.co/zzqGQEOOJ7 via @PapersPastNZ

James Cox's diary

8 December 1916

This morning I walked by Bank line Para road and Waihakeke and loafed since via @cox_diary