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Predicate Object 31 Dec 2001 2001-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 2001-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 2001.40.1 Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 2001.40.1 2002-01-10T00:00:00.000Z 5 2020-12-16T00:44:06.052Z 60 war work/wars women and children/wars Mavis Draffin was aged 19 when she became part of the Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD), joining the Transport Division of the Whangarei branch of the NZ Red Cross in 1941. Her uniform was made at 'Crosby's Corner', Whangarei. The twenty-three women in the Division mainly drove ambulances, but also learnt how to change tyres and service vehicles. They also occasionally made convoy runs to Auckland in heavy duty army trucks. NZ Red Cross Transport Corps Driver's uniform, worn by Mavis Draffin, Whangarei, WW2 : tunic, skirt, tie, cap and [reproduction] shirt uniform, Red Cross
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