New Zealand Geographic Board’s World War I Place Naming Project

15421234291_ff6532aff5_mThe New Zealand Geographic Board has just announced a special World War I Place Naming Project.

The goal of the project is to highlight national toponyms connected to the First World War and to publicize the histories of the people and events which served as their namesakes. To mark the centenary of the war, the project will feature the 30 prominent WWI toponyms, and will officially inaugurate 16 others.

The general public is invited to participate in this special naming project by nominating places and spaces in New Zealand for onomastic recognition. Nominations can be sent to tww1placenames[@]