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  • Other titles
    Silk poster, 'The Great Appeal - Give for our Boys at the Front. The Great War Relief Carnival', 3.6.1915 (title)
  • Description
    Silk poster, 'The Great Appeal - Give for our Boys at the Front. The Great War Relief Carnival', 3.6.1915
    printed in red and black ink on cream silk (since strengthened with backing paper)
    "The Great Appeal" / GIVE FOR OUR BOYS AT THE FRONT.
    [Give for our boys at the front,..,. poem written by D. McLaren]
    SPECIALLY WRITTEN FOR / The Great War Relief Carnival, / HELD UNDER THE AUSPICES OF / THE NEW ZEALAND PATRIOTIC SOCIETY, / In aid of New Zealand's Wounded Soldiers and Sailors and their dependents.
    3rd June, 1915. / G.P.O. PRINT"
  • Other Number
    1997.8.1
  • Accession number
    1997.8.1
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Record richness
silk poster
silk poster

Artefact

  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1997.8.1
  • Notes
    Silk poster, 'The Great War Relief Carnival', 3.6.1915

    "The Great Appeal"
    GIVE FOR OUR BOYS AT THE FRONT.
    Give for our boys at the front,
    Who are serving the Empire's need,
    Writing the tale of Zealandia's pride
    In the strength of a soldier's creed.
    Wounded and shattered, and torn,
    Their courage is still the same;
    Children they of the lion heart,
    Who bear the grand old name.

    Give for our men at the front,
    And their folk who are left behind;
    Bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh,
    We must keep them ever in mind.
    Honour to those who have died,
    And help for the boys who live;
    Our rights we gain by their sacrifice -
    Remember this truth and give.

    Mothers and wives, and children dear
    Wait for the tale that is told,
    Whilst often the story their hearts must hear
    Is that he whom they loved lies cold.
    Great is the honour our heroes give
    To the land from whence they came;
    Give as they give, for your credit's sake,
    To the cause of our Empire's name.

    Our little land in the Southern Seas
    Has given and still can give,
    That the grand old flag may kiss the breeze
    And out British manhood live,
    But nothing our hearts can give today
    Will so enhance our joys
    As to think of the lads who must clear the way,
    And give with both hands to our boys.
    - D. McLaren
    SPECIALLY WRITTEN FOR / The Great War Relief Carnival, / HELD UNDER THE AUSPICES OF / THE NEW ZEALAND PATRIOTIC SOCIETY, / In aid of New Zealand's Wounded Soldiers and Sailors and their dependents.
    3rd June, 1915. / G.P.O. PRINT
  • Event
    • 1914-1918
      WW1
      28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
    • 3 June 1915
      World War 1, 1914-18/wars
      Great War Relief Carnival
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    3 June 1915
    3 June 1915
  • Subject category
  • Production
    General Post Office (NZ) (printer)
    McLaren, D (writer)
    New Zealand Patriotic Society (WW1) (printed for)
    New Zealand
    [1915]
    World War 1, 1914-18, Wars
  • Consists of
    printed on silk, attached to paper backing
  • 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
    15 April 1997

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