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WW100 New Zealand - 22 April 2013 - Virginia Gow

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Presentation to the South Island regional museums & galleries meeting on 22 April 2013, by Virginia Gow of the WW100 Programme Office (http://WW100.govt.nz).

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WW100 New Zealand - 22 April 2013 - Virginia Gow

  1. 1. First World War CentenaryProgramme Office• Coordinate New Zealand’s response to thecentenary
  2. 2. First World War CentenaryProgramme Office• Coordinate New Zealand’s response to thecentenary• Develop and manage a common identity for thecentenary
  3. 3. First World War CentenaryProgramme Office• Coordinate New Zealand’s response to thecentenary• Develop and manage a common identity for thecentenary• Promote centenary
  4. 4. First World War CentenaryProgramme Office• Coordinate New Zealand’s response to thecentenary• Develop and manage a common identity for thecentenary• Promote centenary• Share information on commemorative activities
  5. 5. First World War CentenaryProgramme Office• Coordinate New Zealand’s response to thecentenary• Develop and manage a common identity for thecentenary• Promote centenary• Share information on commemorative activities• Manage major projects
  6. 6. First World War CentenaryProgramme Office• Coordinate New Zealand’s response to thecentenary• Develop and manage a common identity for thecentenary• Promote centenary• Share information on commemorative activities• Manage major projects• Foster relationships with internationalcounterparts
  7. 7. By 2019, we hope that we’ve…• Created suitable opportunities to recognise the sacrifice ofNew Zealanders during the First World War.• Increased understanding of the role of our military heritagein shaping New Zealand identity.• Increased understanding of the impact of the war on NewZealanders.• Developed a greater appreciation of New Zealand’s longhistory of contributing to global peace and security.• Strengthened New Zealand’s ongoing relationships withAustralia and all other participants of the First World War.
  8. 8. History• 88% interested in history, including 58% stronglyinterested
  9. 9. History• 88% interested in history, including 58% stronglyinterested• Museums fifth-most common source of information(54%)
  10. 10. History• 88% interested in history, including 58% stronglyinterested• Museums fourth-most common source ofinformation (54%)• Encouraging interest in museums (51%) amongyouth (15–19 yr old)
  11. 11. History• 88% interested in history, including 58% stronglyinterested• Museums fourth-most common source ofinformation (54%)• Encouraging interest in museums (51%) amongyouth (15–19 yr old)• Strong interest in local or communityhistory, and in genealogy
  12. 12. First World War• 40% knew of a relative who had served — almost alla close relative
  13. 13. First World War• 40% knew of a relative who had served — almost alla close relative• 57% of those had talked about their family’sinvolvement
  14. 14. First World War• 40% knew of a relative who had served — almost alla close relative• 57% of those had talked about their family’sinvolvement• 80% of those with a relative who served would liketo find out more
  15. 15. First World War• 59% think that the war was at least somewhatrelevant to their life today
  16. 16. First World War• 59% think that the war was at least somewhatrelevant to their life today• Most recognise role of war in shaping New Zealandand the transtasman relationship
  17. 17. First World War• 59% think that the war was at least somewhatrelevant to their life today• Most recognise role of war in shaping New Zealandand the transtasman relationship• 97% had taken part in an Anzac Day-related activity(poppy, TV documentary)
  18. 18. First World War• 59% think that the war was at least somewhatrelevant to their life today• Most recognise role of war in shaping New Zealandand transtasman relationship• 97% had taken part in an Anzac Day-related activity(poppy, TV documentary)• Quite knowledgeable about the war:dates, key facts and figures(78% basic or more)
  19. 19. Opportunities• Knowledge– understanding of many is fairly basic– common misunderstandings, e.g. about importance ofWestern Front, New Zealand’s involvement in Samoa
  20. 20. Opportunities• Knowledge– understanding of many is fairly basic– common misunderstandings, e.g. about importance ofWestern Front, New Zealand’s involvement in Samoa• Interest– good interest in history– especially local and family history
  21. 21. Opportunities• Knowledge– understanding of many is fairly basic– common misunderstandings, e.g. about importance ofWestern Front, New Zealand’s involvement in Samoa• Interest– good interest in history– especially local and family history• Broad base for building awareness,interest and engagement withcentenary
  22. 22. INTEREST IN TYPES OF EXHIBITSBase: Respondents likely to visit exhibitions at local museums or travelling exhibitions (2,365)Source: Q9b908170574846PhotosSurvival storiesDiariesOnline, interactive exhibitsMedalsArt exhibits%
  23. 23. Funding• More than $17 million to help communitiescommemorate the centenary• Second funding round (with extendedeligibility criteria) closes on 29 May 2013• See: WW100.govt.nz/funding-sources-for-ww100-commemorations
  24. 24. How are you going to support members of yourlocal community to discover, share, andpreserve their First World War stories?“It’s all about the stories”
  25. 25. Discussion list: info@WW100.govt.nzWebsite: WW100.govt.nzTwitter: Twitter.com/WW100nzFacebook: Facebook.com/WW100nz
  26. 26. Young World War One soldier (unidentified), Christchurch, by Adam Maclay.(Ref: 1/2-164066-G. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/30118653)New Zealand troops land in Samoa, Malcolm Ross, August 1914.(Ref: PA1-q-107-29-2. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://beta.natlib.govt.nz/records/22789316)Elsdon Clark as clown, Armistice Day Parade, Levin, 1918.(Ref: Horowhenua Historical Society Inc. http://horowhenua.kete.net.nz/site/images/show/7621-armistice-day-parade)“The search” (for lice), Western Front(Ref: Courtesy of New Zealand Defence Force Library)Corporal Williams and his horse, southern Palestine, ca 1917.(Ref: 1/2-066835-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23114083)Wounded soldiers being loaded onto camel cacolets, Palestine, ca 1916-1917.(Ref: H00716. Australian War Memorial.)FYI, it’s really hard to find photos online of women in New Zealand working during WW1.(This is Edith from Downton Abbey, working as a farm hand because she can drive a tractor)Cartoon from the Observer, Volume XXXII, Issue 27, 16 March 1912, Page 16.(Papers Past, National Library of New Zealand, http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz)

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