31 Mar 2011

Anzac Day centenary projects under consideration

6:02 pm on 31 March 2011

The Ministry of Culture and Heritage is to present an advisory paper to the Government on ways of commemorating the Anzac Day centenary in 2015.

The ministry's history team is working on a range of projects to mark 100 years since New Zealand and Australian soldiers landed on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey on 25 April 1915.

Projects include an illustrated print history of New Zealand in World War I and a website project.

The ministry's deputy chief executive, Bronwyn Dalley, says there are also many things provincial communities can do to get involved in the centenary.

If they're interested in getting their own World War I stories out, she says, they should contact their local museums.