Te Ara - New Zealand Origins The First World War was caused by the destabilisation of the balance of power in Europe due to the rise of Germany. The war began in 1914 when Austria-Hungary invaded Serbia because of the assassination of an archduke. New Zealand was part of the British Empire, and when Britain declared war on Germany, in August 1914, that meant New Zealand was at war too. The two sides were called the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary) and the Allies, which included the British Empire, Russia and France. New Zealand enters the war New Zealand decided to send soldiers to fight in the war for a number of reasons, including New Zealand’s strong ties to Britain and its concern with keeping trade routes open so it could continue to export to Britain. Within a month New Zealand troops had occupied Western Samoa, which was a German territory. In October 1914 the first group of 8,454 soldiers left New Zealand heading for the other side of the world. Gallipoli The Western Front The home front
Recreating Gallipoli in Minecraft As part of our centenary education programme, Auckland Museum is making use of the popular Minecraft® game to engage students with the events that occurred at Gallipoli in 1915. Minecraft® is an award-winning game that encourages creativity and adventure. It allows game players to break and place blocks working together to create virtual structures, landscapes, and worlds. 2014 saw Auckland Museum team up with Media Design School, Alfriston College and some select Minecraft builders to recreate Gallipoli as it was during the First World War. They have been creating a reusable learning resource so that Kiwis of all ages can learn more about this important part of our history. Referencing collection material student builders have recreated the landscape brick by brick. Join our WWI Minecraft world to get the chance to:
World War I 1914-1919: A Source-based Study Syllabus | Exams | Websites | Resources | Glossary | Teachers Modern History Home > Modern History > Core Study > World War I 1914-1919: A Source-based Study Key historical features | Concepts | Historiographical issues | Framework Key historical features Concepts World War I: glossary Historiographical issues Framework World War I: framework | Copyright | Disclaimer | Contact Us | Help UK Children During WWI 31 March 2014Last updated at 12:40 Continue reading the main story Old pennies Most children had a money box for pocket money. Usually it was 'coppers' - pennies and half-pennies. Babies slept in wooden cots, with rails. In big families, with few bedrooms, children often had to share bedrooms - and beds. More homes had electric light. Most children wore smaller versions of grownup clothes. A girl with a wooden toy Popular toys were dolls, teddies, zoo and farm animals, toy soldiers (metal not plastic), and wind-up toy trains and cars. Tiger Tim makes a phone call Related stories Toys and games find out what children played with during World War One Teachers' notes Teachers' notes and classroom ideas looking at a typical child's bedroom
WWI Battlefields AE2 enters the Dardanelles, 1915 - History (9) - ABC Splash - Overview This media resource contains content that shows images of war. World War I was fought on land, in the air, on the sea and below it. What role did AE2, an Australian submarine, play in the campaign to take Turkey's Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915? In this vivid re-enactment you will journey into the hazards of the Dardanelles Strait with the crew of AE2 as it commences what many believed would be a suicide mission. Duration: 2 mins 45 secs Source : Gallipoli Submarine Learning area: History Secondary: Year 9 Before viewing What do you already know about submarine warfare? As you view What were the tasks of AE2 when it journeyed into the Dardanelles Strait? According to Commander Stoker's record of the voyage, what hazards did AE2 face? What happened when previous allied submarines entered the Dardanelles? What hints does this re-enactment provide about what it was like to be part of AE2's crew? What evidence do you think the re-enactment was based upon? After viewing Next steps Transcript
Australian War Memorial Anzac Diversity Collection Anzac Diversity is a collection of case studies exploring the ethnic diversity of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). Anzac Diversity Anzac Diversity is a collection of case studies exploring the ethnic diversity of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF). WW100 New Zealand A selection of sites and sources for learning about the history of the First World War from a New Zealand perspective, and the role your family members might have played in it. Soldiers inside the YMCA library in Beauvois, France. Ref: 1/2-013635-G. Starting Places Use these websites to start your learning journey. New Zealand and the First World War history Get an overview of the history of New Zealand and the First World War. Researching First World War soldiers Read a guide to researching New Zealand soldiers and related service personnel. Cenotaph database & personnel files Discover whether someone in your family served. Use personnel files to get more detail about First World War soldiers, from Archives New Zealand. A guide to understanding personnel files is available. Digital New Zealand search Filter by ‘usage rights’ to see how you can use the material you find. Further sites and sources Visit your local library, archive or museum Guides to specific collections Overseas sources
The Mounted Soldiers of Australia — Australian Light Horse Association Horses have played a special role in the story of Australia. For the first hundred years of European settlement they were the only means of transport across most of our huge country. Outside the few cities, ability to ride a horse was almost as basic as the ability to walk. The value of the mounted soldier in Australia was first shown in 1804 when redcoats of the New South Wales Corps set out in pursuit of a large force of rebel convicts who had broken out of the Castle Hill Prison Farm. Riding with the commanding officer of the Corps was a trooper called Thomas Anelzark, a member of Governor King's mounted convict bodyguard. Anelzark scouted the rebels' movements, helped capture their leaders and was slightly wounded in the Battle of Vinegar Hill that followed. After this, men of the "bodyguard", already described as "lighthorsemen", played an increasingly important role and were fore-runners of a semi-military mounted police force.. Recruiting the Light Horse Man and Horse Defeat at Gaza
First War War Poetry The First World War Poetry Digital Archive is an online repository of over 7000 items of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research. The heart of the archive consists of collections of highly valued primary material from major poets of the period, including Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Graves, Vera Brittain, and Edward Thomas. This is supplemented by a comprehensive range of multimedia artefacts from the Imperial War Museum, a separate archive of over 6,500 items contributed by the general public, and a set of specially developed educational resources. These educational resources include an exciting new exhibition in the three-dimensional virtual world Second Life. Freely available to the public as well as the educational community, the First World War Poetry Digital Archive is a significant resource for studying the First World War and the literature it inspired.
Passchendaele Society A Multimedia History of World War One