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Predicate Object Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 2015.x.500 2015-10-20T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-10-05T02:07:48.544Z 30 fundraising/wars New Zealand picture postcard, WW1: Remember Belgium's Sacrifices, 1914, WW1 Belgium Week in Auckland opened on Wednesday, the 11th November 1914. A variety of events were held - a street collection raised approximately £2500, reported as "the largest sum ever donated in the Auckland streets in one day". There was a street procession, and a sports day at the Auckland Domain. Members of the Maori Contingent in camp at Avondale performed a haka at the sports day and the Girls’ Branch of the Victoria League gave performances at His Majesty's Theatre. The New Zealand Herald published a full-page advertisement of the programme of events, followed later by a full-page montage of photographs illustrating some of the events. New Zealand picture postcard, WW1: Remember Belgium's Sacrifices obverse: Remember Belgium's Sacrifices above Belgian flag over laurel wreath, text below: AUCKLAND (N.Z.) BELGIAN FUND / November, 1914 reverse: poem "The Day" by Henry Chappell printing details: STAR 7958 postcard
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