Category: new zealand history

Newspaper > NZ Truth > Nov 30 1918 

Royal Mail liner Niagara arrived in New Zealand on Oct 12 1918. For decades the passengers on this ship were blamed for bringing the Spanish Flu to the island nation.

The Mayor of Auckland telegraphed the Minister of Health pleading that the R.M.S. Makura,, due at Auckland in a few days, will be quarantined, if necessary. It was subsequently stated that the vessel in question was free of the ‘flu’.“ 

Here is the picture from 1919 and here it is on google maps.

Here it is from July 25, 1919 and now on google maps

Jul 12 1919 NZ Observer 

How I Took The Count

One New Zealand soldier dies #OnThisDay Jun 26 1918: Rifleman CHARLES
BUDD HORSEFIELD, Service Number 25876, Aged 31, of the 2nd Bn. 3rd,
New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Son of William and Jane Horsefield, of
Napier, New Zealand.

Only New Zealand soldier to die #OnThisDay Jun 22 1918 was Corporal FRANK GERALD PORTER, Service Number 8/4469, Aged 24, Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F. Husband of Mrs. F. D. P. Hunt (formerly Porter), of Towataia, Eketahuna, Wairarapa. Born at Wellington. Served in Samoa, 1914, Egypt, 1916, and on the Western Front, 1916

1 New Zealand soldier dies #OnThisDay Jun 21 1918. Gunner JAMES IVIN, Service Number 2/2847, Aged 22, New Zealand Field Artillery. Son of George and Elizabeth Ivin, of Johnsonville, Wellington, New Zealand

1 NZ soldier dies #OnThisDay Jun 14 1918:

Private ALEXANDER YEATTS, Service Number 57186, Aged 33, 1st Bn. Otago Regiment, N.Z.E.F dies On Jun 14 1918. Son of Robert and Jane Yeatts, of Kaiwarra, Wellington, New Zealand

Pte WILLIAM HENRY BUTLER, Service Number 3/3136, New Zealand Medical Corps dies Jun 13 1918. Only New Zealand soldier to die #OnThisDay. Husband of Ellen Butler, of Flat 2, 9, Peel St., Kirribille, Sydney, Australia.

The only New Zealand soldier to die #OnThisDay Jun 11 1918 was Lieutenant THOMAS HOWARD DAWSON, Service Number 2/2602, Aged 24, 3rd Div, Ammunition Col, New Zealand Field Artillery. He had previously been gassed and wounded. Son of Thomas C. and Jessie C. Dawson, of Wellington, New Zealand

2 New Zealand soldiers die #OnThisDay Jun 9 1918

Lieutenant ARTHUR GRANT ROSS CRAWFORD, Service Number 16282, Imperial Camel Corps (New Zealand)

Captain PERCY WILLIAM SKELLEY, Service Number 41235, Aged 43, H.Q. 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade. Son of John and Elizabeth Skelley, of Wellington; husband of Agnes S. Skelley, of 24, Overton Terrace, Hataitai, Wellington, New Zealand.