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Robert Logan ran the military administration of German Samoa on behalf of Britain during the First World War.
Somes Island (Matiu) quarantine station in Wellington Harbour at the end of the First World War
How Armistice Day was celebrated in Greymouth in 1918
Information on the difficulties faced by Pacific Islanders when they left their island homes for the first time and entered the army.
Information on men from Fiji and the Gilbert Islands who enlisted for service in the NZEF.
Information on the New Zealand Rarotongan Company, which served in the Sinai and Palestine campaigns 1916-18.
Over a single week, prominent businessman and community figure O. F. Nelson had lost his mother, one of his two sisters, his only brother, and daughter-in-law. S. H. Meredith lost seven close relatives
Rather than accept responsibility for the influenza pandemic, New Zealand officials praised the efforts of their personnel in the face of adversity
Margaret Cruickshank, New Zealand's first registered woman doctor, pictured at her graduation from University of Otago Medical School, circa 1897.
<p> Margaret Cruickshank was the first woman to be registered as a doctor in New Zealand. She worked tirelessly during the 1918 influenza pandemic but eventually caught the disease herself and died on 28 November 1918. </p>
The total number of deaths attributable to influenza is estimated to have reached 8500, or 22% of the Samoan population
When war broke out in Europe in August 1914, Britain asked New Zealand to seize German Samoa as a 'great and urgent Imperial service'.
New Zealand was ill-equipped to cope with the Western Samoa mandate allocated by the League of Nations in 1920. The Mau movement's passive resistance culminated in the violence of 'Black Saturday', 28 December 1929, which left 11 Samoans and one New Zealand policeman dead.
A pair of First World War leather riding boots belonging to Captain Richard (Dick) Erroll Wardell Riddiford OBE MC.
Death rates in South Island towns and counties from the influenza pandemic
Death rates from the 1918 influenza pandemic for towns and counties in the North Island
Dr Cruikshank was the first woman doctor to practise in New Zealand and served in Waimate from 1896 to 1918. She died during the 1918 influenza pandemic and a memorial statue was unveiled in 1923.
This notice in the New Zealand Gazette gave special powers to all District Health Officers to close public gathering places that might cause the spread of influenza.
Approximately 8500 people, one-fifth of the population of Western Samoa, died during the influenza pandemic.
Emergency ambulances alongside the Wellington Town Hall during the 1918 influenza pandemic.

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