WW100 centenary commemorations

Ref: WWI memorial, Birkenhead, B0314, North Auckland Research Centre
Plans are already underway for the World War I centenary commemorations, which will run from 2014-2018.
The New Zealand WW100 website, a hub for the commemorations, includes a wealth of information about the formal projects and activities planned by the New Zealand Government, such as the National War Memorial Park in Wellington. It also includes details on how the public and institutions can get involved. 
Ref: Privates from the NZ Maori Pioneer Battalion, 31-A2, Sir George Grey Special Collections

Ref: Soldiers of the 3rd (Auckland) Mounted Rifles, 31-A4020, Sir George Grey Special Collections
news page gives up to date information about the progress of projects, whilst the New Zealand At War Timeline provides an interactive way for people to find out more about New Zealand's involvement in the war.

There is also a WW100 Facebook page, which currently features a photograph of the Auckland NZ Army Recruitment Station (by Henry Winkelmann) from the Auckland Libraries heritage collections (see below).

Ref: Auckland NZ Army Recruitment Station, 1-W1594, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Watch this blog for more information about Auckland Libraries' involvement with the WW100 centenary commemorations, including projects involving WW1 material drawn from the libraries' heritage collections.

Ref: the Patriotic League group, 31-WP1575, Sir George Grey Special Collections

Ref: Convalescent troops at Puhi Nui, Footprints 02389, courtesy of Howick Historical Society, South Auckland Research Centre


  1. Copy & paste this link into your browser to read about the UK's WW100 planned centenary commemorations:

    1. I could not dig
      I dared not rob
      Therefore I lied to please the mob
      And when my lies were proved untrue
      How could I face the men I slew
      What tales shall serve me here among
      Mine angry and defrauded young


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