Armistice Centenary Commemorations
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, an Armistice was signed that ended the First World War.
For the first anniversary, King George V requested two minutes silence in remembrance of the dead. In New Zealand, pedestrians and traffic stopped in the streets to observe the silence.
This became a central feature of all subsequent commemorations.
Join us at 11am on Sunday 11 November 2018 as we remember and pay tribute to those New Zealanders who served and died for their country in the First World War. Centenary services will be held at:
|Service: 11am at Auckland Domain in front of Auckland War Memorial Museum|
|Contact: Michelle Nauer 0274 448 432|
Parade assembly: 10.40am by Manurewa Library. Parade commences: 10.45am parade marches down Hill Road to the Cenotaph, corner of Great South Road and Hill Road. Service: 10.55am
Contact: Ross Gallagher 0274 999 447
Visit the Fields of Remembrance
To commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day, the Fields of Remembrance Trust has laid out 18,277 white crosses on the Memorial Field, each bearing the name of a New Zealander who lost their life in the conflict.
A separate field, called the Brothers Field, will remember those families who lost more than one family member – nearly 700 mothers lost more than one son. This field is near the lone Gallipoli Pine, surrounded by poppies.
The crosses and light boxes telling stories of war and sacrifice will be on display at Auckland Domain in front of Auckland War Memorial Museum.
|When:||9am-9pm, 20 October to 20 November 2018|
|Where:||Auckland Domain, free entry|
|Contact:||Fields of Remembrance Trust, 09 553 2211|
For more information on the Armistice Centenary and commemorative events, see:
"As long as we remember, the brave live forever"
Auckland's First World War heritage trail
What you will see on this heritage trail
The 56 sites on the trail reflect the themes of this commemorative period including:
- going to war
- training, administration and defence
- the home front
- the economic war effort
- opposition to the war and enemy aliens
- rehabilitation and remembrance.
We acknowledge the generous support of local museums, historians, historical societies and individuals in sharing their stories, photographs and research.
How to do the trail