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On 23 October 1915 the Marquette sank into the Aegean Sea taking 32 Kiwis down with her. For a nation still reeling from the heavy casualties at Gallipoli this was a significant blow.
Australia has dominated the commemoration of Gallipoli and its historiography. If we look be-yond the A of Anzac to explore how other key participants in the campaign have commemorated it, the transnational exchange of ideas can be observed. Each country’s memory has followed its own path, but ideas from outside have had a strong influence. In particular, Australia has been a pervasive and vital influence in this process. New Zealand’s commemorations have closely fol-lowed in Australia’s footsteps, but have had their own distinctive characteristics.
Imagine Charitable Trust in association with The Air Force Museum of New Zealand brings this epic World War One centenary production to Wigram.
Runs 29 July to 8 August at the Air Force Museum.
On 8 August 2015 a New Zealand Commemorative service will be held on Chunuk Bair at Gallipoli. This service will mark the centenary of the Battle for Chunuk Bair, New Zealand’s most significant action in the Gallipoli Campaign.
This commemorative service will not be balloted, and anyone who wishes to attend can do so.
Join Christchurch City Libraries at the following events:
Canterbury at War
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 (6:30PM – 7:30PM)
Nurses at War
Saturday, July 25, 2015 (2:00PM – 3:00PM)
Glyn Harper on his book Johnny Enzed. The New Zealand Soldier of the First World War
Thursday, October 22, 2015 (6:00PM – 8:00PM)
Gallipoli: The Scale of War opened at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa opened on 18 April 2015. Among the objects on display is a Turkish bugle picked up from the battlefield by Percival Fenwick.
The Press building has put together an exhibition of First World War photographs at their Gloucester Street site. The images come from a collection of around 1500 glass plate negatives that were presented to the National Library in the 1940s and have just been digitised. It’s well worth a look, if you get the chance, and is on Monday-Friday, 9am-4.30pm.
In the lead up to commemorating ANZAC Day 2015, staff from the Christchurch City Libraries have developed 'The New Brighton Boys ' display.
The Scottish Society of New Zealand Commemoration Service Of World War I 1914 – 1918
To commemorate the Scottish Society of NZ involment in World War I
Scottish Society Hall Cnr Edgeware & Caledonian Roads Christchurch
May 10th, 2015 at 10.30am
Heritage New Zealand is excited to offer a tour visiting a number of World War I country memorials in the Waimakariri District, Canterbury. 2015 is the centenary of the ANZAC landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. So why not get a head start on Anzac Day this year by exploring how local communities in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Cust, Birch Hill Station, and Rangiora chose to remember their lost men?