1 Sep 2021

Waiouru museum exhibit highlights 1918 pandemic

From Morning Report, 8:47 am on 1 September 2021

As the world continues to battle Covid-19 and New Zealand is in the midst of another lockdown, a pandemic that struck over 100-years ago is in part being highlighted in an exhibition at the National Army Museum in Waiouru.

Due to open last week, it's now delayed until a return to alert level 2 or lower.

The exhibition focuses on what came to be known as the Death Ship, a troop ship from this country enroute to the U.K, but hit by the Spanish Flu in 1918.

Andrew McRae takes up the story.