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bag, first aid

human history
  • Other Name

    bag for gauze swabs - Remuera EPS, WW2 (descriptive name)

    Miss Elsie Greig, EPS (owner's name)

  • Description

    First aid bag marked "Remuera / Gauze Swabs"; probably part of WW2 EPS kit, which belonged to Miss Elsie Greig.

    white cotton bag, woven cloth tag (red on white) sewn to inside top: "HORROCKSES REGD CLOTH"

    marked in ink on side: "gauze swabs"; marked along outside top edge: "Remuera"

  • Place
  • Associated Place
  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
    31 Aug 1995
  • Department
First aid bag

Images and documents



  • Credit Line
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1995.129.8
  • Place
  • Date
    Circa 1940
  • Associated Notes

    First aid bag marked "Remuera / Gauze Swabs"; probably part of WW2 EPS kit, which belonged to Miss Elsie Greig.

    Elsie Greig trained as a nurse in New Zealand but at the outbreak of WW1 was nursing in Australia. She enlisted and served overseas with the Australian Army Nursing Service. Elsie later returned to New Zealand and lived in Remuera where she cared for her mother. During WW2 she did some work with the Emergency Precautions Scheme in Remuera.

  • Associated Event
    WW2; 1939-1945
  • Associated Person
  • Associated Place
  • Associated Date
  • Period
  • Signature/marks

    Remuera (written)

    Gauze Swabs (written)

  • Media
  • Measurement Description
    420mm x 670mm (w x l)
  • Measurement Reading



  • Subject Category
  • Classification
  • Last Update
    15 May 2023

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