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This was to mark the first Christmas after the end of World War One. The presents were packed at the offices of the Manawatu Racing Club, opposite the Barraud and Abrahams building, to be distributed by a number of Father Christmases with the help of local citizens. These men are standing on the south side of Rangitikei Street, opposite the premises of the Manawatu Racing Club. Mr Henry Collinson of Collinson and Son Ltd, is third from left with hat on.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2010N_Char2_3328
Title
Father Christmases preparing to distribute presents to children, Christmas Day
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Char 2
Held In
Coolstore

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Creation

Created By
Place
Palmerston North
Date
1918

Object rights

Credit Line
Palmerston North City Library

Taxonomy

Community Tags
christmas,
santa,

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