To help commemorate New Zealand's First World War Centenary I will share with you 100 postcards from my private collection.
These include real photographic images, artistic depictions and some handwritten messages of heartache and sorrow.
Monday, 13 April 2015
Protection of the NZ Main Body convoy
“H.I.M.S. Ibuki and H.M.S. Minotaur in Wellington Harbour.” An Ingleboro Photo Series postcard by Aldersley, card A.5. The Minotaur is the four-funnelled warship coming up behind the three-funnelled Ibuki as they leave Wellington Harbour in October 1914. These two warships were some of those used to escort and protect the NZ Main Body troopship convoy from an enemy attack on the long voyage to Egypt.