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Predicate Object 15 Aug 2001 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001-08-15T00:00:00.000Z 2001.25.345 Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2001.25.345 Brent Mackrell Collection 2006-07-07T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T13:04:14.796Z 65 fundraising Belgium Order of the Crown : Officer Alexander Manuel Ferguson, DSO, MC, ED. Orders: Belgium Order of Leopold II AM Ferguson was Belgium Consul in Auckland from 1910s, and was followed in this role followed by his son, Lt Col. John Burns Ferguson. During WW1 he played a major role in fundraising efforts for Belgium, and was a member of the Auckland Auckland Provincial Patriotic and War Relief Association. Born in British Guiana and educated in England and Geneva, Alexander Ferguson migrated to New Zealand in 1881. After a short period farming he worked for the Auckland Star and became editor of the New Zealand Graphic. He subsequently worked for the firm of John Burns & Co. and married John Burns' only daughter, Agnes Marshall Burns, known as Nessie, on 9 December 1899. He inherited the role of Belgian Consul from his father in law who held that position from 1898. Alex and Nessie Ferguson lived at Eristone, 3 Corbett-Scott Ave until circa 1925. Alex Ferguson died in 1942. Badge of Belgium Order of the Crown : Officer Awarded to Alexander Manuel Ferguson, Belgian Consul, Auckland medal with rosette form: white enamel Maltese Cross with rays between arms of cross, suspension ring in form of green enamelled laurel wreath obverse: blue enamel circular medal at centre with gilt crown and gilt edging reverse: blue enamel circular medal with gilt monogram initials of King Leopold II: double L ribbon: maroon silk grosgrain with rosette medal, order
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