100 Years Ago

Women of Dunedin get to work

Women of Dunedin get to work

The Early Settlers' Hall yesterday again presented a scene of great hustle and activity, and a splendid work is being carried on by the members of the Dunedin Women's Association, numbers of which are devoting all their time working day and night to provide necessaries and comforts for the men going to the front.

Leaving for war

Leaving for war

MILTON: During the past week the headquarters of the permanent staff of the 14th Regiment (infantry) and 12th Regiment (mounted) have been working assiduously in the enrolment of volunteers for the Expeditionary Force from all parts of the regimental areas.

Panama Canal opening overshadowed by European conflict

Panama Canal opening overshadowed by European conflict

Jostled to one side by columns of cablegrams and other matter relating to the war an announcement published in our issue of yesterday may well have been in danger of being overlooked. Yet it was important enough.

Trouble at sea

Trouble at sea

Of special interest to New Zealand is the information contained in the cable news this morning that two of the Union Steam Ship Company's steamers that are engaged in the service between the dominion and British Columbia - the Niagara and the Marama, the one en route from Vancouver and the other on her way to that port - have found it necessary to take shelter in Honolulu.

New Zealand plays it's part in the Empire's battles

New Zealand plays it's part in the Empire's battles

The departure from the shores of the dominion of two troopships containing the advance guard of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force which is to help to fight the battles of the Empire is an event which must stir the feelings of the whole community.

Tents pitched, ready for training

Tents pitched, ready for training

The mobilisation of the whole of the soldiers who have volunteered for service with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force has been commenced in earnest.

Forsaking tea for our soldiers

Forsaking tea for our soldiers

Sir, - At this time of crisis and stress, when our country calls for all the assistance which man, woman, or child can render, it seems to me that there is one way in which we, the women of the Empire, can specially prove our readiness to sacrifice something for the sake of others, and show that we are worthy mothers, wives, and sisters of those who are prepared to lay down their lives for our country and flag.

The dark underbelly of Dunedin football

The dark underbelly of Dunedin football

Some few weeks ago a paragraph appeared in our local columns drawing attention to the betting operations on football matches of a well known Dunedin ''sport''.

War prompts false stories and reports

War prompts false stories and reports

That the war should be the all-absorbing and dominating topic of public discussion is natural and creditable to the sense which the community has of the gravity of the crisis.

Bill to regulate wartime trade

Bill to regulate wartime trade

WELLINGTON: The Regulation of Trade and Commerce Bill, which is being put through the House today, provides that the Governor-in-Council may, in time of war, fix the maximum prices of all goods, and may, from time to time, revoke any such Order-in-Council, or vary any maximum price so fixed.

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