Commemoration by the numbersStatistics Arts, Culture and Heritage
Statistics Minister Craig Foss today commemorated Armistice Day with the launch of a WW100 infographic.
“The First World War was a significant event in New Zealand’s history — it helped define us as a nation and it continues to have a lasting impact,” Mr Foss says.
“I am proud to be able to tell the story of this important event through statistics.”
The First World War - Changing the Fabric of our Nation infographic has been developed by Statistics New Zealand in partnership with the WW100 Programme Office.
“Communities, towns and cities rallied to the call for ‘King and Country’ in 1914. Just over 100,000 New Zealand troops served overseas from a population of barely one million,” Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry says.
“The WW100 centenary honours the sacrifice of those who fought and will also tell the story of those who remained at home.”
The infographic uses historical census data to highlight key events prior, during and just after the war.
View the infographic at www.stats.govt.nz/ww100-infographic.
WW100 programme and resources are available at WW100.govt.nz.