This memorial plaque is popularly known as a "dead man's penny", issued post World War I to the next-of-kin of all British and Empire military killed while serving in the war.
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Accounts from local surgeon Arthur Anderson Martin, including "Poor German Marksmanship", "The State of the Trenches", "Dreaded Gangrene" and "Hints to New Zealanders"
Arthur Gannon’s Peace Carriers wore one of the features of the recent Wellington Peace Celebrations procession. They made a fine display, comprising nine vehicles drawn by-twenty horses, all elaborately decorated, and from one of the lorries the above typical bulldog, robed in a Union Jack gazed intently down on the crowds. In addition to the above display Arthur Gannon who is a returned lieutenant of the Maori Pioneers N.Z.E.F., placed a number of Lorries and expresses at the free disposal of the Salvation Army, etc
Rangi was the son of Edna Hiria Gannon, nee Kelly and Arthur Gannon. Several of his letters and photographs feature on Window Into WW1.
Hand written inscription reads: 'Daddy' love for Rangi Xmas 1917
The reviews for the show were very positive (see below) and a total of £46 10 s (over $6500 in today's money). The script for "The Cup" and several of the musical numbers were written by Miss W Fraser, one of the head mistresses at the school. It was about a statue (played by Mr Stephens) that comes to life in a girls school - no other performances of this play could be found in the newspapers of the time.
An example of a Belgian Relief Fund fundraising programme. This object is the first of many donated by the Royal NZ Engineer Corps Memorial Centre that will be featured on Window into WW1.
This autograph book includes many signatures from members of the New Zealand Medical Corps housed at the Awapuni (Racecourse) Camp during World War I. There are also autographs from Victor and Horace Cunninghame of the Collinson & Cunninghame department store, Palmerston North.
This autograph book comes from the donor’s grandmother, Annie Mabel Watson, nee Lumley, born 21 Oct 1900, died November 1999. She was the daughter of Charles and Sarah Jane Lumley. Her parents ran a general store in Ashhurst.
In this photograph from 1918 the staff of the local department store Collinson and Cunningham are costumed to reflect the Allies - including Uncle Sam and Britannia.
The New Zealand Cyclist Corps was created in New Zealand in March 1916 using recruits who were training to join the Mounted Rifles.
These documents represent much of what is left of the archives of the Palmerston North Returned Soldiers' Association (later the Returned Services' Association) from the time of the First World War - thirteen pages of club rules, alongside incorporation papers (including list of early members who made the request).
The Australian War Memorial Museum comments: 'Patterns for patriotic crochet items were published in women's magazines and newspaper supplements.... women could use them to make a variety of household items, such as bedspreads, tray cloths, table cloths or tea cosies'.
In what ways did women's fashion change in New Zealand during World War One? We looked at the newspapers of the time to find out!