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From December 2014 to February 2015, Christchurch City Libraries is hosting a World War One Exhibition at Central Library Peterborough, 85-87 Peterborough Street. The Exhibition includes a Uniform, holdall, and a collection of Christmas postcards, menus and cards.

Help us tell the story of Canterbury
at home and at war
during 1914 -1918.

Katie Pickles, Associate Professor in History, University of Canterbury

2pm 12 October 2014 Air Force Museum (45 Harvard Avenue)

Sarah Murray, Curator Human History, Canterbury Museum

11am 12 October 2014 Air Force Museum (45 Harvard Avenue)

Join Te Papa history curator, Kirstie Ross, as she talks about the importance of things in maintaining individual, family and local identities during a conflict that was global and globalising.

The First World War seeped and stormed into every aspect of New Zealander’s lives. The things that survived – a crumpled theatre ticket, a knitting pattern, a crucifix made from rifle cartridges – bring this distant event back into our hands today.

Friday 17 October, 6pm – 7pm
Canterbury Museum

Searching for New Zealand biographical and service details during the First World War

Join a workshop with Christchurch City Libraries staff, who will introduce a range of New Zealand digital resources that will help you unravel the mysteries of your First World War photographs and official records.

Saturday 18 October 3pm – 4pm
Christchurch South Library, South Learning Centre Computer Lab
Bookings essential. To RSVP please phone 941 5140.

Join Te Papa history curator, Kirstie Ross, as she shares about the detective work undertaken to reveal the identities of more than 90 of Te Papa’s ‘Berry Boys’.

Saturday 18 October, 2pm – 3pm
Christchurch South Library, Sydenham Room
Bookings essential. To RSVP please phone 941 5140. You are invited to provide a gold coin donation.

On Sunday 12 October 2014, at the Airforce Museum in Wigram, the Canterbury 100 Team will be on hand to help guide you in finding out more about your First World War past.

Bring in your Great War treasures and meet with experts from across the country who can identify them.

100 years ago New Zealand sent the first soldiers off to to fight in the First World War. A new exhibition launched at the Air Force Museum hopes to bring back life stories from what is now known as The Great War.

View the CTV News Canterbury Stories Air Force Museum story.

Commemorations to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the First World War (1914-1918) have begun in Selwyn.

The first of 22 Gallipoli Oak trees was planted in Sheffield in August to remember the sacrifice of local soldiers.

Image: Selwyn Mayor Kelvin Coe and local Sheffield Primary School student Joshua Molloy (7) planting the first oak tree