Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 2005.87.11
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.
28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
0 - Whole › wood
7 eggs painted; red and / or green stripes, varying widths
(.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)
3 August 2005
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