Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 2015.45.1
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.
28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
E. LE ROY / MAKER / AUCKLAND (maker's label)
- 0 - Whole length : 1385mm
- 0 - Whole width : 690mm
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)
12 January 2006
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