Discover Palmerston North's WW1 history

Window into WW1 aims to bring together resources from local heritage institutions to shed light on the lives of those who experienced the First World War. Many of the objects and photographs featured on this site once belonged to soldiers and civilians from the Manawatu, others come from families who now call Palmerston North home. You can add your own story, find local events and programmes or browse artefacts already added.


Recent additions


Royal NZ Engineer Corps Memorial Centre, Linton Military Camp 


ww1 recipes

In their own words



My Family Story is part of the city’s programme to commemorate World War One. This is your chance to be a part of it.

How? Bring your special documentary memories to the City Library. With your permission we’ll digitise them and make them available to the public so that you can share your family’s stories with the community. No matter where they originate from, we are interested in hearing from you.