Fresh calls for justice for Breaker Morant
LAWYERS behind the case of Harry "Breaker" Morant, the Australian executed during the Boer War, are calling for the attorney-general to highlight concerns about his execution to the British government, on the 110th anniversary of his death.
This Day in History: Jun 28, 1919: Treaty of Versailles Ends World War I
The Treaty of Versailles, signed in the Versailles Palace outside Paris on June 28, 1919, between the Allied and Associated Powers on the one hand and Germany on the other, brought World War I to an end. From the moment of its signature, the treaty ignited a continuing controversy over its treatment of Germany, with some arguing from the beginning that it was far too harsh, and others that it was too lenient to ensure a lasting peace. The treaty, negotiated between January and June 1919 in…
NZ units in South Africa 1899-1902 - NZ units in South Africa 1899-1902
Between 1899 and 1902 New Zealand sent 10 contingents of troops to fight in South Africa. Many of these men had prior experience in the volunteer forces but others were ordinary citizens who were skilled riders and marksmen. In addition, a small number of New Zealand women served in South Africa as teachers and as nurses. These are their stories.