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A. Calkin

Cowdell. (1901) The Ngapuhi nursing sisters, Whangarei. Auckland War Memorial Museum neg. C42329.

Cowdell. (1901) The Ngapuhi nursing sisters, Whangarei. Auckland War Memorial Museum neg. C42329.


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    A. AWMM
  • Surname
    Calkin AWMM
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    Female AWMM
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  • A nursing sister based in New Zealand. The uniform relates to Homefront patriotism during the Anglo-Boer War.

    A .Calkin is one of the great grandchildren of John and Maryanne Edmonds who were brought to Kerikeri by the CMS in 1833. John had connections with the stone store. John Edmonds son Arthur married Erana Kareariki and their daughter Ruiha married Samuel Calkin.

    The Ngapuhi Nursing Sisters was an organisation of Maori women descended from Ngapuhi chiefs. The sisters received instruction on ambulance work and treating wounded in the field of battle. They wore the Mounted Corps of New Zealand uniform, the same as worn by the country’s soldiers in South Africa during the Boer War. AWMM
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  • External links
    New Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • The Weekly News AWMM
      The Weekly News 5 July 1901, page 8 AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM

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