New Zealand in the First World War – Second Biennial Conference - New Zealand Studies Network
A unique gathering of New Zealand and UK scholars consider the broader and cultural aspects of World War One, looking at the lead-up to war, the war itself and the long aftermath.
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.