Giant eagles, fried chicken, space weather, radio broadcasts and Victorian kitty cats. At the start of each year I like to have a look at what historical anniversaries are coming up. It’s a way for me to put our annual whirl around the sun in context – remembering […]
These previously unpublished photographs of the Home Guard offer a rare candid view of an often-overlooked part of New Zealand’s experience during the Second World War. Far from being a safe sideshow, with limited resources these men bravely faced a genuine threat and were prepared to defend their […]
This post is dedicated to the memory of my great great uncle Thomas Alexander Gillanders, who was killed in action one hundred years ago today, and to those who fought alongside him at Gallipoli.