NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Readiness and Sacrifice - Exhibition at Dunedin Archives

An exhibition of First World War records at the Archives New Zealand - Dunedin Office, from 24 September to 24 December 2014, accompanied by an online resource about Alexander Mee.

New Recruits at the Dunedin Railway Station, c. 1914-1916 [Archives Reference: AAVK/W3493/E7547]

The exhibition includes letters to families, a war diary illustrating troopship life and soldiers' training, fitting out the Hospital Ship 'Maheno' with a bacteriological laboratory and the Dunedin Fire Brigade appeal to the Otago Military Service Board for exemption from service.

Of particular interest, are the war diary and letters home from Alexander Mee to his wife, Jessie in 1917. Alexander Mee was from Brighton, near Dunedin. He was declared - Missing Believed Killed - on 12 October 1917 at the Battle of Passchendaele. You can find out more about Alexander Mee in our online resource: http://gallery.archives.govt.nz/v/dunedin/Alexander+Mee/

This activity is being worked on from
2014
 to 
2014
Date added: 03 December 2014 | Last updated: 21 January 2015

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