Bag, St. John & Red Cross ; unknown maker; 1939-1945; MT1998.154.9

Name/Title

Bag, St. John & Red Cross

About this object

Bag; a blue draw-string cloth bag, with St. John/Red Cross patch sewn on front. The National Office of New Zealand Red Cross tell us it is from a parcel sent to sick and wounded soldiers during World War Two. At the time New Zealand Red Cross and the Order of St John worked together as a Joint Council. At Christmas a special effort was made to see that every man in hospital or convalescent home received what was termed a 'Christmas Stocking'.

A total of 14,680 stockings were made and they usually contained a pocket wallet of leather, cigarettes or cigarette tobacco, tissue papers, toothpaste, shaving soap, mirror, razor blades, chocolate, handkerchiefs, socks and reading material.

Maker

unknown maker

Maker Role

dress maker

Date Made

1939-1945

Place Made

[?]

Medium and Materials

processed material, textile

Inscription and Marks

printed on patch: 'A Gift / With Best Wishes from / The Joint Council of the Order / of St. John and / The New Zealand Red Cross Society / PROVIDED OUT OF MONEYS FROM PATRIOTIC FUNDS.' (with both a St. John and a Red Cross symbol)

Measurements

l 365mm x w 240mm
medium

Subject and Association Keywords

clubs/societies

Subject and Association Keywords

military/world war two

Subject and Association Keywords

military

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object Type

container

Object number

MT1998.154.9

Copyright Licence  

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