Anzac and Its Legacy: New Zealand and the First World War
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
18 100-level HIST points or 108 points
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewAn intensive study of New Zealanders? involvement in the First World War both as fighting soldiers and civilians, incorporating Australian, British, North American and European comparative elements.Every year interest grows in New Zealand's involvement in Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War, especially so as we move into the centenary years that will be marked all over New Zealand by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage and local committees. This course will tap into that interest by examining in detail New Zealand's involvement in this calamity as well as making comparisons with the Australian and Canadian military experience, along with the home front experience of Canada, Britain, the United States, France and Germany. This approach enables students to investigate what was distinctive about the New Zealand experience and connects them to the rich written and visual sources available on the First World War.
Students will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the central concepts, theories and current areas of debate in the study of New Zealand's involvement in WWI.
Matthew Wright, Shattered Glory: The New Zealand Experience at Gallipoli and the Western Front, (Auckland: Penguin, 2010)
Damien Fenton et al, New Zealand and the First World War: 1914-1919. (Auckland: Ministry of Culture and Heritage/Penguin, 2013)
Christopher Pugsley, The Anzac Experience: New Zealand, Australia and the Empire in the First World War, (Auckland: Reed, 2004)
In addition, course materials will be made available electronically.
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