Great War memorial at Kaitaia

Unveiling of the war memorial at Kaitaia, Arthur Northwood, March 1916. 1/1-010636-G. Please check copyright before reusing.

Here's a list of free resources designed to support teachers and students doing inquiry and learning about the ANZAC tradition, Gallipoli and World War 1 (WW1).

Topic Explorer

We have the following topics in our Topic Explorer:


New Zealand and the First World War

Gallipoli campaign

These topics contain a curated mix of:

  • contemporary information about the New Zealand Anzac experience, and
  • primary sources from the era, including newspaper articles, cartoons, paintings, maps and photographs.

World War 1 inquiry guides and resources

Services to School's resource guide

Our First World War resource guide for schools has an extensive collection of online World War 1 and WW100 commemoration resources you can use at school, including the experiences and perspectives of New Zealanders.

First World War resource guide for schools

Ministry of Education’s inquiry guides and resources

Teachers can use these extensive inquiry–focused guides and resource packs to help students (years 1–13) explore how the First World War is relevant today and to relate their inquiries to their own lives and communities.

For years 1–8, topics include:

  • Anzac Day
  • the Donkey man
  • animals at war
  • town memorials
  • the Anzac poppy.

The secondary inquiry guides also boast a broad range of subjects including:

  • propaganda
  • censorship
  • refugees
  • Pacific soldiers
  • the Maori response to the First World War.

First World War inquiry guides and resources