Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.



In his speak to the New Zealand troops in Egypt, according to the "Egyptian Mail" the Hon. Thos Mackenzie exhorted our troops to continue their splendid behaviour, while serving under the Imperial authorities and in the following floe words conveyed hie con fidence in their doing so:— "But on this point I regard it to be my duty to say a word. New Zealand's*honour is in your hands. You volunteered to go to the war and were selected while others were not for that responsible and dangerous bbp. vice. You undertook a solemn obligation, namely to serve your King and Country faithfully. Supplications daily ascend to the Almighty from your homes for your safety and welfare. You are about to take your place with others in the greatest war the world has ever known It will be sufficient to tax the energy of the strongest and to daunt

the courage of the bravest. But for you New ZRalftndera I have no fear if only you are eflloient; and efficient you must be to fulfil the obligation of your trust. Here in this city yon are beset by temptations of the most serious and ruinous oharaoter. To thoee of you who may waver I cay, lake your cour. age it both ha-ids and conquer. I am told that allowances must be made for human nature. That may be so under certain eir oumstances but not under the existing conditions. V"i) have voluntarily dedicated youraslv- s to a oertnin duty and you must n • strain your' i lv)? until you have f ullilled that duty, f>nd Cv np!y w til L"rd wishes regarding re-Uting tsmpwfoi. Think what is at etnk* .' Not only am the future of the British empire i>n<l ihe continu>ne>» of the world's civilisation and the right*? of small coiintiiea to live und-ir nwn flags in the balance, but the honour of >otlf women and the sanotity of your homes is at stnke. I appeal therefara to you as soldiers, as men as New Zealanders to do your duty. BOON FOll THE FRONT. The HanT Maokenzie, High Corantiesioner for New Zealand, in hie speech to the New Zealand troops in Egypt on January Btb said:—

' I found on arrival here that an impression prevailed amongst many of yon that you might not have nn opportunity of serving at the front. You need have no uneasiness in that respect; as coon ns y.-.u are fit your servicee will be required. Yo<k abl" commanders, assisted by your efficient officers, are doing all in their power to make you fit for the work before you and with this the vast majority of you aro able to comply.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

A POINT OF HONOUR., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3401, 26 February 1915

Word Count

A POINT OF HONOUR. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3401, 26 February 1915

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.