More than 141,000 World War I service files are now available online, adding to the wealth of information detailing New Zealanders’ experience of the war made available by Archives New Zealand and the National Library.
In possibly the largest and most complicated digitisation project in New Zealand’s history, Archives New Zealand staff identified over 141,000 World War I files, scanned the often crumbling, fragile pages, and then digitised them and published them online.
The National Library, through the Alexander Turnbull Library, has made the ‘H-series’ of official war photographs available online. The images were taken by the official war photographer, Henry Armytage Sanders, and provide the most comprehensive visual record of New Zealanders on the Western front from 1917 to 1918.
The H series is the first Alexander Turnbull Library collection to be released into the public domain under a new National Library policy that allows reuse without any restrictions.
Archives New Zealand and the National Library have also collaborated on the Great War Stories series of short films.
Archives New Zealand and National Library of New Zealand have many WWI centenary resources available: