RSS

Feature

View archive

New Zealand at war announced on steps of Parliament in 1914

The outbreak of the First World War is announced from the steps of the Parliamentary Library.

24 Apr 14 At 1 p.m. on 5 August 1914, on the steps of the Parliamentary Library, Governor Lord Liverpool read the telegram advising that Britain, and thus New Zealand, was at war with Germany. Some 15,000 people were there to hear the announcement. Read more...