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flag, ensign

Object / Artefact › History
  • Other titles
    • New Zealand Blue Ensign (full name)
    • NZGHQ Cologne, 1919, WW1 (associated name)
  • Description
    New Zealand Blue Ensign; rectangle shape; navy blue background with union jack in white and red with southern cross red stars to the right; from NZGHQ Cologne, 1919, WW1; marked in black on pole seam
  • Place
  • Other Number
    F041, W1227, 1955.44
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness
flag, ensign, 1955.44, F041, W1227
flag, ensign, 1955.44, F041, W1227


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, F041
  • Notes
    New Zealand Blue Ensign. This flag was flown above the building used as N.Z.G.H.Q. in Cologne during the occupation of Germany by NZ Forces in 1919
    Note: Possibly, with exception of Samoa - the only occasion during WW1 of NZ flag being carried into / flown in an enemy country.
  • Event
    28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
  • Person
  • Place
  • Date
    1 January 1919 to 31 December 1919
  • Subject category
  • Production
    unknown (flag maker)
    Pre 1919
    World War 1, 1914-18, wars
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › cloth
    probably cotton cloth
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole height x width x depth/length : 1700mm
      (6'0" x 8'0" 1700mm x 2400mm)
    • 0 - Whole length : 2400mm
  • Classification
  • Classification Documents
    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
    6 October 2010

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