About this object

The silk screen print was sent to the Waimate Rewi Alley Aid Committee by Rewi Alley in appreciation for its financial assistance and gifts that it had sent to the Shandan School. The design depicts the activities of the pupils at Rewi Alley's Shandan School in China, and a cavalry design from the Tunghuan Caves. The dyes were made by the pupils at Shandan School.

The Waimate Rewi Alley Aid Committee was established to promote interest and fundraising on Rewi's behalf. It was independent from others in New Zealand sending assistance to the Shandan. The first monetary contribution from Waimate as a community for development of the school's farm projects was sent in early 1949. Requirements such as seeds, drench, dip and farm implements were also sent in later months. Some funds were raised through proceeds from a concert which toured the district.

Members of the original Waimate Rewi Alley Aid Committee were Bernice Shackleton, Ngaire Hewson, R Hayman, S Amies, Janet Studholme, WJ Fletcher, WL Hay, Ross Hayman, Max Hayman and ER Wilson.

In 1950 the Canterbury Museum loaned out a collection of Chinese art including work done at Shandan which was exhibited in the Waimate County Council Chambers

Waimate Advertiser Fri Aug 15, 1980

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Medium and Materials


Place Made

Shandan, China


Screen Print



Subject and Association Keywords

Rewi Alley

Credit Line

Bernice Shackleton and the Waimate Rewi Alley Aid Committee

Object Type

Silk Screen Print

Object number


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