New Zealand in the First World War

 

 

Event Date: 3 – 4 July 2014
Room B18,
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street,
London, WC1E 7HX

The New Zealand Studies Network presents:

New Zealand in the First World War

Over 100,000 troops and nurses served in World War One from a New Zealand population of just over one million people.  With one of the highest casualty rates per capita of any nation involved, the impacts on New Zealand were considerable.  But what was a war fought on the other side of the world and in service to Empire really about? The debates about the meaning of this most deadly of wars continue.  Book your place now to hear a unique group of speakers who will consider World War One’s enduring legacy for New Zealand, taking as their themes a broader, cultural perspective and looking at the years leading to war, the war years themselves and the long aftermath.

A selection of papers have been recorded and are available here:

Welcome by Professor  Rod Edmond (Kent):

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Opening of conference by  Rob Taylor (NZ Deputy High Commissioner):

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Introduction to keynote lecture by Anna Davin:

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Keynote Lecture: Professor Charlotte Macdonald (Wellington)- World War One and the Making of Colonial Memory:

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Audience Questions:

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Murray EdmondWhatiwhati taku pene: Three First World War Poems from The Penguin Book of New Zealand Verse (1985):

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Harry RickettsDonald H Lea and Alfred Clark: Two New Zealand First World War Poets:

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Panel Questions:

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