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Picture from the Great Public Demonstration in aid of the Patriotic Fund which took place in Christchurch on Monday August 24 1914.


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The Press
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624654600

Picture from the Great Public Demonstration in aid of the Patriotic Fund which took place in Christchurch on Monday August 24 1914.

This patriotic demonstration produced the most elaborate procession ever seen in Christchurch, and probably New Zealand. It was fully two miles long, and took 40 minutes in passing a point. The result of the exertions of the committee was the collection of about 1250 pounds cash, a substantial addition to the patriotic fund for the support of those left behind.

Image shows the procession, including a steam fire engine, and onlookers on Victoria Street and Colombo Street. The frontage of Armstrong Drapery on the corner of Armagh Street, the Federal Hotel and Oxford Hotel are all visible in the background.

Published in the Weekly Press September 2 1914, page 34-35.

Photos from a collection of glass plate negatives found in The Press archives from 1914 showing the First World War effort in New Zealand.

1914 News Photo: Historic Collection of The Press
 

Date on item: 
24 August 1914