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Remembered Today:

27th August 1914

christine liava'a

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August 27, 1914,

the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, consisting of the battlecruiser HMAS Australia, light cruisers HMAS Melbourne and HMAS Sydney, the French armoured cruiser Montcalm, the New Zealand Squadron's light cruisers HMS Psyche (Captain Herbert Marshall), HMS Philomel and HMS Pyramus, and the Union Steamship Company's vessels Moeraki and Monowai, weighed anchor at Suva, Fiji and set sail on the final leg of its mission to capture German Samoa. (Field 1984: 7; Halpern 1994: 88)

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