National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand : Military History & Army War Museum

Poignant WWI Photos to See Light of Day Online

NZ World War I PhotoThe National Army Museum is to receive a grant of $103,000 from the New Zealand Lotteries Commission which will allow it to digitise and make the bulk of its extensive collection of NZ World War One photographs available to enquirers and researchers online.

“This is exciting news for us” said Director Jeanette Richardson ONZM. “The eve of the World War One Commemorations is such a good time to know that we will be able to bring a range of very poignant images directly to the public of New Zealand”.

The project will see over 10,000 photographs from World War I made available in the online format. Some of these come from photograph albums from the WWI era and others are individual items, most of which have been donated to the National Army Museum in Waiouru.

The National Army Museum has a stunning collection of personal and official photographs from the first world war era, many of them not seen before in exhibitions or publications. Our digitisation programme will enable families, schools, researchers and people all over the world to share in a wonderful resource and it will ensure long term preservation of the originals as the handing of these important photographs will be minimised.

Take a look at some of the other NZ military history & research facilities available at the National Army Museum.