Anzac Day

A week-long programme of public events will mark this year’s Anzac Day commemorations, beginning Saturday 18 April and continuing until Saturday 25 April 2015 – 100 years since the Anzacs landed on the shores of the Gallipoli Peninsula.

Wellington Anzac Week Commemorations

You are warmly invited to attend events taking place during Anzac Week in Wellington which runs from April 18 to 25. The programme events are listed below. Please note that they will be held outside, rain or shine and ...

When: Sat 18 Apr - Sat 25 Apr
Venue: Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington
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This picture is the original vision for the National War Memorial Park titled

National War Memorial

Anzac Week 2015

The week of remembrance will begin with the opening of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and the exhibition The Great War in the Dominion Museum.

The programme includes a street parade on 24 April from the Cenotaph at Parliament to Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, featuring vintage World War I vehicles and memorabilia.

World War I – including the Gallipoli campaign, the Anzac relationship, and our history of conflict, resolution and peacekeeping – will come to life in WWI Remembered: A Sound and Light Show at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park from 18 to 25 April.

Events and public artworks

Saturday 18 April  Event  Location
All day Fields of Remembrance – 866 white crosses will commemorate the Wellingtonians who lost their lives in 1915 Salamanca Lawn, Wellington Botanic Garden
The Great War exhibition opens to the public Dominion Museum Building
Gallipoli – The scale of our war Te Papa Tongarewa
11am Opening of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
7pm–10pm WWI Remembered: A Light and Sound Show Facade of Dominion Museum and the Carillon
Sunday 19 April Event Location
All day Fields of Remembrance – 866 white crosses will commemorate the Wellingtonians who lost their lives in 1915 Salamanca Lawn, Wellington Botanic Garden
The Great War exhibition Dominion Museum
Gallipoli – The scale of our war Te Papa Tongarewa
9am–4.30pm WWI in Watercolours at Splash Cathedral of St Paul
7pm–10pm WWI Remembered: A Light and Sound Show Facade of Dominion Museum and the Carillon
Monday 20 April  Event  Location
All day Fields of Remembrance – 866 white crosses will commemorate the Wellingtonians who lost their lives in 1915 Salamanca Lawn, Wellington Botanic Garden
The Great War exhibition Dominion Museum
Gallipoli – The scale of our war Te Papa Tongarewa
9am–4.30pm WWI in Watercolours at Splash Cathedral of St Paul
10am Dedication of Australian Memorial Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
7pm–10pm WWI Remembered: A Light and Sound Show Facade of Dominion Museum and the Carillon
Tuesday 21 April Event Location
All day Fields of Remembrance – 866 white crosses will commemorate the Wellingtonians who lost their lives in 1915 Salamanca Lawn, Wellington Botanic Garden
The Great War exhibition Dominion Museum
Gallipoli – The scale of our war Te Papa Tongarewa
9am–4.30pm WWI in Watercolours at Splash Cathedral of St Paul
7pm–10pm WWI Remembered: A Light and Sound Show Facade of Dominion Museum and the Carillon
Wednesday 22 April & Thursday 23 April  Event  Location
All day
Fields of Remembrance – 866 white crosses will commemorate the Wellingtonians who lost their lives in 1915 Salamanca Lawn, Wellington Botanic Garden
The Great War exhibition Dominion Museum
Gallipoli – The scale of our war Te Papa Tongarewa
9am–4.30pm WWI in Watercolours at Splash Cathedral of St Paul
5.30pm–7pm Stanley Palmer: Gallipoli Remembered Solander Gallery
7pm–10pm WWI Remembered: A Light and Sound Show Facade of Dominion Museum and the Carillon
Friday 24 April  Event  Location
All day Fields of Remembrance – 866 white crosses will commemorate the Wellingtonians who lost their lives in 1915 Salamanca Lawn, Wellington Botanic Garden
The Great War exhibition Dominion Museum
Gallipoli – The scale of our war Te Papa Tongarewa
9am–4.30pm WWI in Watercolours at Splash Cathedral of St Paul
12.30pm–2pm Street Parade, featuring WWI vintage vehicles and memorabilia Parliament to Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
5.30pm–7pm Stanley Palmer: Gallipoli Remembered Solander Gallery
6pm–8pm Anzac Eve Vigil Service Wellington Cathedral
7pm–10pm WWI Remembered: A Light and Sound Show Facade of Dominion Museum and the Carillon
Saturday 25 April  Event  Location
All day Fields of Remembrance – 866 white crosses will commemorate the Wellingtonians who lost their lives in 1915 Salamanca Lawn, Wellington Botanic Garden
All day Cricket Museum photographic exhibition Basin Reserve
5.30am Dawn Service Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
9am Wellington Citizens Wreath-Laying Service Cenotaph Precinct
9am–4.30pm WWI in Watercolours at Splash Cathedral of St Paul
11am National Anzac Day Service Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
1pm The Great War exhibition re-opens Dominion Museum
1.10pm AFL game begins Westpac Stadium
Gallipoli – The scale of our war Te Papa Tongarewa
2pm Ataturk Service Strathmore
2.30pm Big-screen live broadcast of Dawn Service in Gallipoli Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
5.30pm–7pm Stanley Palmer: Gallipoli Remembered Solander Gallery
5.15pm–6.15pm Ceremony of Beat Retreat Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
7pm–10pm WWI Remembered: A Light and Sound Show Facade of Dominion Museum and the Carillon

Image reference:
Gummer W.H. & C.R. Ford, [National War Memorial, Dominion Museum and Art Gallery], Gummer & Ford Collection, GF12, Architecture Archive, University of Auckland Library