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Onward Project: Portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force

The Onward Project seeks to locate and publish a photograph of every member of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force who served overseas during the First World War 1914 - 18. These photographs are collated into volumes, with each volume containing around 4100 images. Each image is captioned with the name and service number of the individual, plus a reference to the source of the photo. See the sliding gallery to the left for sample pages.

To date we have published five volumes, totaling nearly 20,000 portraits. These have been taken from a wide variety of sources, ranging from private families, through to institutions, museums and newspapers. You can see who we have published so far by downloading the index to the five volumes  - simply click the Download Index box below.



Phil from Fair Dinkum Books was interviewed by Karen Hay on National Radio, which explains the Onward Project and its rationale:

The key to this project is community engagement - we need your photos. If you have any photographs of individuals or groups of those who served in the NZEF, you can send them to us via email or through the Submit page on this site via the link button here:

RNZ National - Interview with Karen Hay

Index to All Five Volumes of Onward

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