100 Years Ago

The wings of war

The wings of war

One of the lessons of the present war will undoubtedly have relation to the efficiency of aircraft as a factor in military operations, both for scouting purposes and for the more aggressive and more nerve-shaking purpose of dropping bombs in hostile territory.

Troops and horses arrive in Dunedin

Troops and horses arrive in Dunedin

After spending days in Wellington Harbour the transports conveying the Wellington, Canterbury, and Otago sections of the main New Zealand Expeditionary Force were berthed at the wharves this morning, and the disembarkation of the troops and horses commenced.

The Kairaki disaster

The Kairaki disaster

GREYMOUTH: The loss of the steamer Kairaki, with all hands, the third disaster in New Zealand within a fortnight, is a tragedy with but few words to explain it.

Official farewell to the Expeditionary force

Official farewell to the Expeditionary force

The official farewell to the Wellington section of the main Expeditionary force took place this afternoon in Newtown Park.

Hour for reflection passed

Hour for reflection passed

When a nation for some reason or other finds itself engaged in war and committed to seeing a quarrel through it has got rather beyond the most suitable hour for reflection upon the iniquity of making any use whatever of so dreadful a means of adjusting international disputes.

Departure after much waiting

Departure after much waiting

After six weeks at Tahuna Park the Otago force boarded the troopships and departed.

Otago infantry accompanied by bulldogs

Otago infantry accompanied by bulldogs

The departing soldier's problem: How to get into one kit bag the following details:- 2 blankets, 2 complete uniforms, 2 pairs boots, 2 singlets, 2 shirts, 2 pairs underpants, 2 pairs sox, 2 side hats, 2 caps, jersey, hold-all, housewife, 2 towels, mess tin, spurs, jack knife, bandolier, cholera belt, shaving utensils, brushes, etc. etc.

Routine march provides entertainment for city

Routine march provides entertainment for city

Another opportunity of seeing one section of the Otago troops - the Infantry Battalion - on the march in full order was given to the people of Dunedin yesterday, when a route of march of the whole battalion was taken.

Flowers adorn Dunedin

Flowers adorn Dunedin

It was impossible to walk the streets of Dunedin on Saturday and not wear a flower.

St Clair to St Kilda esplanade proposed

St Clair to St Kilda esplanade proposed

The Amenities Committee of the Dunedin Expansion League is displaying a laudable energy in urging upon the Ocean Beach Domain Board the desirability of adopting a scheme for the construction of an esplanade along the sea-front from St Clair to St Kilda.

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