Catalogue description Samoa and New Zealand expedition and the repair of the cable and wireless station at...

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Details of ADM 137/4
Reference: ADM 137/4

Samoa and New Zealand expedition and the repair of the cable and wireless station at Fanning island, 1914-1915:

  • pages 1-19: New Zealand's expedition to Samoa.
  • pages 20-118: New Zealand's expedition to Samoa, (paper M 01325/1914).
  • pages 119-130: Surrender and occupation of Samoa, (paper M 01762/1914).
  • page 131: Expenses of administration of Samoa, (paper M 02416/1914).
  • pages 132-162: Samoa journal (diary) of war, 28 July-10 September 1914, (pages 134-140); state and condition of ships of the New Zealand Division on outbreak of war, (pages 141-142); disposal of small ships belonging to New Zealand Division on outbreak of war, (pages 143-145); establishment of Intelligence Department at Wellington and appointment of officers and men from the reserve, (pages 146-147); report on the state and condition of HMS Psyche, (pages 148-154); report on the state and condition of HMS Philomel, (pages 155-157); names of men (and their duties) appointed to Naval Intelligence in Wellington, (paper M 03640/1914).
  • page 163: Regarding the forwarding and returning of the war diaries of the Samoan Expeditionary Force [no diaries enclosed], (paper M 0593/1915).
  • page 164: Proposed publication of a parliamentary paper concerning the occupation of German Samoa, 1915, (paper M 22937/1915).
  • page 165: Parliamentary paper-correspondence relating to the occupation of German Samoa by an expeditionary force from New Zealand, (paper M 24050/1915).
  • page 166-185: Australia Station operations (including New Zealand) rough diary, covering dates 27 July-31 August 1914.
  • pages 186-193: Correspondence regarding the deployment of the cable ship Iris, 1914.
  • pages 194-206: Fanning Island in enemy hands, proposal regarding cables, and escort for cable ship Iris, (paper M 01845/1914).
  • pages 207-215: Measures for restoring communications with Fanning Island, 1914, (paper M 10333/1914).
  • page 216: Restoration of Fanning Island cable, (paper M 10340/1914).
  • pages 217-231: Temporary repair of Suva cable, and damage to cable apparatus by Nurnberg (ship) on 8 September 1914, (paper M 10351/1914).
  • page 232: Sailing of the Iris and arrival at Fanning Island. Rough diary (covering dates 24 August-1 November 1914) concerning the repair of cable and wireless telegraph station, (paper M 10419/1914).

Date: 1914
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: HS 4
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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