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Scenes at the embarkation of the Canterbury Contingent at Lyttelton on Wednesday September 23 1914

Scenes at the embarkation of the Canterbury Contingent at Lyttelton on Wednesday September 23 1914

Embarkation of the Canterbury Contingent at Lyttelton on Wednesday September 23 1914. The ships are the Tahiti, officially designated HMNZT4 for the duration of the mission, left, and the Athenic, HMNZT11, on the right side of the wharf.

Photos from a collection of glass plate negatives found in The Press archives from 1914 showing the First World War effort in New Zealand.

1914 News Photo: Historic Collection of The Press

Date on item: 
23 September 1914