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Predicate Object 1981 1981-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1981-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1981.161 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, F141 2010-10-06T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-22T00:23:20.565Z 70 NZ Ensign, Samoa, WW1 The first NZ flag to be flown on captured German soil. It was flown from the wireless tower in Samoa until the troops returned to NZ. It was then taken to Egypt, Gallipoli and Lemnos Island. "It was presented to the Devonport District School by Mr JR Graham at the conclusion of the Great War 1914-1918" [13/2196 Tpr John Reginald Graham] New Zealand Ensign, WW1 The first New Zealand flag to be flown on captured German soil. flag has inscriptions in black ink on hoist edge: Zietoun 22 JULY 1915. ALEXANDRIA JULY 28. 1915 LEMNOS IS. AUG 14th. 1915. ANZAC . SEPT 1915 / FLOWN SAMOA SEPT 1ST 1914. BY. PVTE. J.R. GRAHAM. 3rd AUCKLAND . REG. flag
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