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Object / Artefact › Applied Arts and Design/History
  • Other titles
    • hussif
    • sewing kit
  • Description
    Khaki hussif that belonged to Pearl Dawson, Auckland Vet, c 1905-1920
    a khaki `hussif', cotton of rectangular shape, one end of which is turned up to form a pouch, the sides turned in to form additional pockets and with a panel of additional pockets seqn to centre. The upper end a blunt triangular shape with attched black cotton tapes for securing.
    markings: Stamped in faded black to inner upper of pouch: "Auckland Women's Patriotic League"
  • Other Number
    1992.234, T1407
  • Accession number
    1992.234
  • Accession date
    1922
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Display location
    Scars on the Heart
  • Record richness

Artefact

  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1992.234, T1407
  • Notes
    Khaki hussif that belonged to Pearl Dawson, Auckland Vet, c 1905-1920
    Stamped in faded black to inner upper of pouch: "Auckland Women's Patriotic League"

    This is a receptacle for holding needles, pins, safety pins, buttons and thread etc for men in the field to alter or mend their own clothing. They were rolled up and tied with the tapes for easy transport and storage.
  • Event
    • 1939-1945
      WW2
      World War II
    • 1914-1918
      WW1
      28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
    • home front
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    1939-1945
    1 January 1939 to 31 December 1945
  • Subject category
  • Collection
  • Production
    Auckland
    [Circa 1940]
    World War 1, 1914-18, Wars
    World War 2, Wars
  • Signature/marks
    Stamped in faded black to inner upper of pouch: "Auckland Women's Patriotic League"  (M)
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole height x width x depth/length : x 465mm
    • 0 - Whole width : 270mm
  • Classification
  • Classification Documents
    nomenclature
    Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging (Primary Title)
    A Revised and Expanded Version of Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-Made Objects. (Other Title)
    Robert Chenhall
    Nashville/Tennessee/USA  (Place of Publication)  (nomenclature)
  • Record created
    14 May 1997

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