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Young woman immigrants
More than usual interest attached to the arrival of the Shaw, Savill & Albion liner Mahana at Wellington on Friday night from the United Kingdom, via Panama, as the vessel brought a large number of immigrants, mostly young women, for various New Zealand ports.The Mahana, which is the first immigrant ship to arrive in New Zealand since the war, brought altogether 955 passengers, 75 of whom are booked for Dunedin.
Grounds for divorce
Evidence was given in a divorce case heard at Auckland recently that the petitioner was not aware until three years after her marriage that her husband was an escaped prisoner, who had been serving a life sentence. On returning from military service in France he was arrested and was now in Auckland Gaol. As it was proved that he had misconducted himself in London, his wife was granted a decree nisi.
One-sided ageing treatment
Paris: Dr Steinbach, a Vienna scientist, has rejuvenated several old men by his treatment of the interstitial glands. The treatment of women failed. The wives are resentful, declaring that they will not tolerate youthful husbands, while they are compelled to grow old.
Australasian altitude record set
At Melbourne, on June 25, Captain A.W. Vigers, MC, DFC, flying a Sopwith Gnu fitted with a 20 horsepower Bentley engine, with pilot and three passengers reached the height of 15,200 ft. This is an Australasian record for height. The same machine made an Australasian record for speed at 134.4 miles per hour in March last.
— ODT, 19.7.1920.