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  • Other titles
    • Set of wooden nesting eggs [WW1 souvenir] (descriptive name)
    • Sister Nancy M Robertson, QAIMNSR, WW1 (associated name)
  • Description
    set of wooden nesting eggs
    Possibly acquired as souvenir by Sister Nancy Marion Robertson, QAIMNSR, WW1
    Eight eggs plus one half-egg at centre.
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  • Accession number
  • Accession date
    6 September 2005
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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 2005.87.11
  • Notes
    set of wooden nesting eggs
    Possibly acquired as souvenir by Sister Nancy Marion Robertson, QAIMNSR, WW1

    Sister Nancy Marion Robertson trained Auckland Hospital qualifying as a registered nurse in 1915. She left NZ in 1916 and travelled to the UK where she joined the Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve (QAIMNSR). During WW1 Nancy Robertson worked initially as a nursing sister at Lord Derby's Hospital, Wallingford and later was based in France at Casualty Clearing Station No 5.

    Following the war Nancy married Arthur William James Page, of Rosemount, Mt Albert, Auckland, who had served during WW1 with the NZ Army Service Corps.
  • Event
    28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
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  • Place
  • Subject category
  • Culture
  • Production
    Circa 1900
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › wood
    wood 7 eggs painted; red and / or green stripes, varying widths
  • Dimensions
    (.1 and .2: H x D: 64mm x 47mm .3 and .4: H x D: 50mm x 37mm .5 and .6: D 32mm .7 and .8: D 27mm .9 and .10: D 22mm .11 and .12: D 19mm .13 and .14: D 17mm .15 and .16: D 12mm .17: D 4mm)
  • Classification
  • Record created
    3 August 2005

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