Upcoming members’ events


Our 2018 AGM will be held on Thursday 9 August, between 5.15 – 7.00pm, at St Andrews on the Terrace. The speaker will be Barbara Mulligan and the title of her talk is: “Karori Cemetery and the 1918 flu epidemic”. This year is the centenary of the event. As the NZ History entry on the epidemic notes: “In two months New Zealand lost about half as many people to influenza as it had in the whole of the First World War. No event has killed so many New Zealanders in such a short time.” Despite its enormous impact on New Zealand society, the centenary of the epidemic has not generated a lot of publicity. Barbara’s talk promises to help correct this lack of recognition.