Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Archives NZ opens the files on World War 1

Archives New Zealand and National Library open the files on World War 1

More than 141,000 World War 1 service files are now available online, adding to the wealth of information detailing New Zealanders experience of the war made available by Archives New Zealand and the National Library.

In possibly the largest and most complicated digitisation project in New Zealand’s history, Archives New Zealand staff identified over 141,000 World War One files, scanned the often crumbling, fragile pages and then digitised them and published them online.

All 141,000 files can now be accessed at: http://www.archives.govt.nz/world-war-one “As the keeper of the public record, Archives New Zealand is proud to make this fascinating, sometimes poignant, record available to everyone,” said Chief Archivist, Marilyn Little.

Meanwhile, the National Library, through the Alexander Turnbull Library, has now made the “H-series” of official war photographs available online. The images were taken by the official war photographer, Henry Armytage Sanders and provide the most comprehensive visual record of New Zealanders on the Western front from 1917 to 1918.

The H series is the first Alexander Turnbull Library collection to be released into the public domain under a new National Library policy that allows reuse without any restrictions.

Archives New Zealand and the National Library, which work closely together in the Department of Internal Affairs, have also collaborated on the Great War Stories series of short films to be screened during TV3’s evening news, from Monday.

These projects by Archives New Zealand and the National Library are among a raft of resources being delivered as part of the government’s WW100 centenary programme, coordinated by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

Archives New Zealand and National Library of New Zealand First World War centenary resources can be found at:

• World War One New Zealand Personnel Files: http://www.archives.govt.nz/world-war-one

• Index of National Library WW1 resources: http://natlib.govt.nz/researchers/guides/first-world-war

• WW100 official centenary site: http://ww100.govt.nz/

• Papers Past offers day-by-day coverage of the War years from a huge range NZ newspapers: http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/

cgi-bin/paperspast

• NZ Official War Art Collection: http://warart.archives.govt.nz/

• Services to Schools WW1 resources: http://schools.natlib.govt.nz/multimedia/primary-sources/anzacs

• Life 100 Years Ago twitter feed: https://twitter.com/life100yearsago

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Monarchy: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Are Expecting Second Child

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. More>>

ALSO:

2015: Elton John Plans Wellington Show

After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium, Wellington for one spectacular concert! The November 21, 2015 concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career... More>>

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news