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Lord Jellicoe

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First World War - overview

Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and his wife Sophie were assassinated in the Bosnian city of Sarajevo. This was a key event in sparking the Great War of 1914–18. Read the full article

Page 3 - Preparing for war

News of the outbreak of war was received in Wellington at 1 p.m. on 5 August 1914. It was announced by the governor, Lord Liverpool, on the steps of Parliament to a crowd of over

Governors-General traditionally went to Northland in summer for the fishing and the sunshine. Here we see Governor-General Viscount Jellicoe (1920–24) picnicking at Ninety Mile Beach in 1924.

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