22nd May 2023

New Zealand Red Cross

The  New Zealand branch of the British Red Cross Society was established  in 1915, working with the  St John Ambulance Association. During WW1 it worked tirelessly to provide comfort packages to serving men and raising of funds. They also served as part of medical corps.

It became an independant national orgainisation in 1931.

Probably plastic

Freelance, 14th May 1915 page 4.

Sun (Christchurch), 19th October 1915 page 3. Part of a longer article describing efforts to establish and improve the New Zealand Red Cross.

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