WWI Centenary

Hamilton city commemorations

The centenary commemorations in Hamilton and other parts of the world will honour the service and sacrifice of those who fought, but will also tell the stories of the great majority of people who remained at home.
The programme aims to reflect on the nature of war, remember members of the Hamilton community who served and to learn about a significant era in the city’s history. It is an opportunity to better understand our past and how it shaped Hamilton and its people.

Some of the key projects the Council will be involved in include:



For Us They Fell, opening 25 April, is an exhibition about the human stories of the people of the Waikato and World War 1. Find out more at the Waikato Museum.​

​Field of crosses

  • Installation of white crosses signifying serviceman who fell
  • Joint p​roject with Passchendaele Society and New Zealand RSA

Hamilton City Libraries community programme

​Ypres Memorial Garden

​Armistice in Cambridge

Bronze st​atue of Sapper Horace Moore-Jones

Working together

As Hamilton prepares to commemorate WW1, a working group has been established to develop a programme of events during this period. Working group members:

  • Peter Bos
  • Gordon Chesterman
  • Clive Cleland
  • Len Knapp
  • Cherie Meecham, Waikato Museum
  • Laurie Pilling
  • Sally Sheedy, Hamilton City Parks & Open Spaces
  • Richard Stowers
  • Lance Vervoort, Hamilton City Council
  • Paul Watkins
  • Karen Watkins
    Rebecca Whitehead
​​Find out more

​For further information about Hamilton city's centenary, please contact:

Tracey Wood
City Events Manager
Hamilton City Council
Phone: 07 838 6981
Email: tracey.wood@hcc.govt.nz

New Zealand WWI timeline​​

Page reviewed: 15 Apr 2016 3:27pm