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flag, fundraising

Object / Artefact › History
  • Other titles
    Belgium fundraising flag, WW1 (descriptive name)
  • Description
    Belgian fundraising flag, 1915, WW1
    material: painted cotton cloth; rope hoist with wooden tag
    form: commercially produced Belgian flag with inscription in white paint on black panel at hoist end
    painted inscription: This flag was presented by Prof Huttons Pupils & the Boy Scouts SOLD IN AID OF BELGIAN FUND 1915
    Production: flag made by Emelius LeRoy, Auckland
    Inscription applied by Mrs Hutton
    Markings: maker’s label
  • Place
  • Other Number
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
    6 July 2015
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness
flag, fundraising, 2015.45.1
flag, fundraising, 2015.45.1


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2015.45.1
  • Notes
    Belgian Fundraising flag, WW1
    Prof. Hutton was a Whangarei Music Teacher and on 22nd June 1915 his pupils, aided by the Boy Scouts, gave a Patriotic Concert at the Whangarei Parochial Hall in aid of the Belgian Fund. At the concert, Mrs Hutton put up for auction a “specially inscribed Belgian flag” which sold for 31 shillings, while the proceeds of the concert amounted to £6 and 5 shillings. [Northern Advocate , 23 June 1915, Page 2, and 2 July 1915, Page 2].

    During 1914-1915 fundraising for Belgium occurred throughout New Zealand. In Auckland the appeal was led by Belgian Consul J Burns and his successor AM Ferguson. Many organisations held fundraising events like this to support the fund.
  • Event
    28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
  • Person
  • Place
  • Subject category
  • Culture
  • Production
    Emelius LeRoy (flag maker)
    Hutton, Mrs (modified by)
    WhangareiNorthlandNew Zealand
    World War 1, 1914-18, wars
  • Signature/marks
    E. LE ROY / MAKER / AUCKLAND  (maker's label)
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole length : 1385mm
    • 0 - Whole width : 690mm
  • Classification
  • Classification Documents
    Nomenclature 3.0 for Museum Cataloging (Primary Title)
    Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-Made Objects (Other Title)
    Robert Chenhall
    Nashville/Tennessee/USA  (Place of Publication)
    2010  (nomenclature)
  • Record created
    12 January 2006

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