The Featherston Camp Sculpture has been listed as an official WW100 project. New Zealand’s First World War Centenary (WW100) programme marks the First World War centenary from 2014 to 2019 (from the breakout of war to when our troops came home) with a range of events, activities and projects all over the country.
The First World War (1914-1918) was one of the most significant events of the 20th Century and had a deep and lingering impact on New Zealand society. Just under 10 percent of our then population of 1.1 million served overseas, of which more than 18,000 died. Over 40,000 were hospitalised due to injury or illness. Nearly every New Zealand family was affected by the war. The growing attendance at ANZAC Day ceremonies in New Zealand, and the steady increase in visitors to battlefields in Turkey and Europe, demonstrate a continuing interest in the significance of this conflict.