New Zealand during World War Two - War effort and Patriotic Fund

Date
1939-1940
Ref
PAColl-0785-1-196
Description
Photographs taken for publication in the NZ Free Lance, 1939-1940 `Win-the war rally' organised by Christchurch Returned Soldiers Association and held at Lancaster Park, Jul 1940; Christchurch Red Cross shop and volunteers A Williams, F Scott, N Rattray, and Misses Barbara Greenwood, Sylvia Scott and Shirley Buchanan, Jul 1940. Grand wheel-barrow procession in Christchurch to raise money for the Sick, Wounded and Distress Fund (includes H S Feast, town clerk), Jun 1940; Christchurch bankers Barrel Derby in aid of funds for the RSA, Nov 1940; Christchurch Welcome Club entertaining service men; gathering at the monthly meeting of the wives of Canterbury officers on active service (Mrs C Webster, Mrs W G Morrison, Mrs F E Dornwell, Mrs R Dasler, Mrs L Bean) held at home of Major & Mrs H G Livingstone, Riccarton Road. Gisborne Returned Soldiers' Derby held in aid of its candidate Jill Williams in a patriotic queen carnival; Minute's silence being observed in Armistace Day 1939 on the main street of Gisborne; reunion dinner for members of Gisborne branch of New Zealand Rifle Brigade Veterans Association held at Gisborne RSA rooms, Jul 1940; Old English fair held in Dunedin in aid of the patriotic funds; crowning of Dunedin's patriotic queen and historical pageant at His Majesty's Theatre, Nov 1940; purchase of National war-saving bonds at Post Office Savings Bank, Wellington, Oct 1940; evacuated British children arriving in New Zealand, Oct 1940; Repertory Theatre wartime concert at Trentham, Oct 1940; small girl knitting socks; Spinsters' Club Knitting Bee at Trentham Camp, May 1940. Red Cross Society's depot in Wellington, May 1940 (Miss A McIntosh, Mrs V R Gunn, Mrs G W Guthrie & Miss M Low); Wellington detachment of women motor-drivers formed by Miss Betty Rendle (Audrey Anderson, Noeline Lock, Sheila Wilson, Shirley Spears, Molly Briton Smith, Margaret Farra, Lois Little, Molly Goldfinch, Maida Saunders & Peggy Hyams), Nov 1939. St John & Red Cross street-appeal for the Sick, Wounded and Distress Fund held in Wellington, May 1940 (Major J Abel. Hon Treasuer), May 1940; woman collecting for Orphanage Day at Wellington Railway Station, Dec 1939 Jewish Red Cross Society meeting (President Mrs H E Crust, Treasuer Mrs A Rose McKaskell, Joint Secretarys E Myers & E Friedlander and other members), Oct 1940 Raffle of model bungalow built by children and teachers at Milne Street School, Spreydon, Sep 1940; items on show before bowling club auction in aid of patriotic funds; Christchurch copper trail; young boy on beach at Paraparaumu behind the defence mound he built from sand and named with shells "Defender N.Z." photographer Rev R T Wearne, Ellice Street, Wellington. Royal Air Force photographers, 1938 & 1940 Quantity: 55 b&w original photographic print(s). Physical Description: Silver gelatin prints
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New Zealand Free Lance : Photographic prints and negatives / Photographic prints
Format
55 b&w original photographic print(s), Photographs, Silver gelatin prints
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