Archives, Story Family; 1916-1943; WY.2000.12.4.33


Archives, Story Family

About this object

These are archives pertaining to the Story Family, including Robert Douglas Story's involvement in World War One.

The box includes:
Robert Douglas Story's discharge certificate from the New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1918.
Robert Douglas Story's certificate of permission to wear the King's uniform 1918.
Receipt for use of Robert Douglas Story's horse in the Murihiku Mounted Rifles (1941).
Robert Douglas Story's Soldiers Pay Book 1917-1920.
Robert Douglas Story's Soldiers Pay Book 1916-1917.
Robert Douglas Story's Returned Soldiers Railway Ticket 1918.
A postcard entitled 'FINTO MUSSOLINI' that has not been written on.
A postcard entitled 'NO MAN'S LAND.' which is addressed to Mr Dillwry from Nony.
An envelope addressed to R. D. Story, postal stamp 23 September 1917, marked 'RETURN TO N.Z.'
An envelope addressed to R. D. Story, postal stamp 1918.
A post card addressed to Gussy Wussy from Weers.
29th Battalion 2nd N.Z.E.F. Christmas card signed by George.
Returned soldiers receipt 1918.
Two British one pound notes.
Subscription receipt for Returned Services Association to R D Story, 22 February 1918.
Mr R D Story's Southland Building and Investment Society and Bank of Deposit booklet 1938-1943.
A note 'For my darling', 1917.

The Story family farmed at 'Venlaw' station. Prior to Robert Douglas's departure with the second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, a celebratory farewell was held for him at the school house in Waiarikiki. Members of the community, congratulated him on his voluntary enlistment and he was presented with a gold Albert chain.

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organic, processed material, vegetal, paper
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card
inorganic, processed material, metal, nickel


h 320 mm x w 230 mm (box measurements)

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Subject and Association Keywords

Military - World War One

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Communication (including Diaries and Letters)

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