100 Years Ago

Wellington costly

Wellington costly

Figures recently published by the Government Statistician show that Wellington is undoubtedly one of the dearest towns in the dominion in which to live.

Lusitania victim leaves behind fortune

Lusitania victim leaves behind fortune

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, perhaps the most widely known man amongst those who were the victims of the sinking of the Lusitania by a German torpedo, left an estate valued at a little more than £5,000,000 (writes the Wellington Post's San Francisco correspondent).

The mystery of the white feathers

The mystery of the white feathers

There has been an indiscriminate distribution of white feathers in the Blenheim district lately, the majority of the missives being forwarded anonymously through the post (says the Express).

Penguin Funds under scrutiny

Penguin Funds under scrutiny

A Wellington Post reporter has been making inquiries with regard to philanthropic funds in the hands of the Public Trustee.

Fire at the Otago Daily Times

Fire at the Otago Daily Times

The Fire Brigade received a call to the jobbing department of the Otago Daily Times and Witness Company's premises at two minutes past 7 last evening, the alarm being given from the alarm box at the corner of Dowling and Macandrew streets, and the May-Oatway installation in the building almost simultaneously.

Maheno presenting wonderfully

Maheno presenting wonderfully

No one who has ever travelled by the graceful, modern, turbine steamer Maheno is at all likely to recognise in her the New Zealand Hospital Ship in her white paint, from the top of the masts, over all her spars and lines, deck fittings, and down her sides to the water line, with the exception of the wide band of light green running from stem to stern on either side, broken forward and aft by the large red cross, all strictly according to the conditions of the Geneva Convention.

Demolition of old gold history

Demolition of old gold history

A link of the early fifties and the roaring sixties when the gold rush was at its height is about to be severed by the demolition of the old Union Hotel and City Buffet Casino Theatre, above the present Provincial Hotel in Stafford street.

Grand opening of Studholme

Grand opening of Studholme

The Studholme Hostel was formally opened on Saturday in the presence of a large number of ladies and gentlemen.

Keepers of the land

Keepers of the land

At a meeting of the Southland A. and P. Association, Mr W. D. Hunt moved that: 

To fund or not to fund?

To fund or not to fund?

The wife of a German subject made application to the Hawera Hospital Board for charitable aid.

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