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On Christmas morning in 1918, 50 Father Christmases distributed 5,000 presents to the children of Palmerston North. This was a large-scale charity venture sponsored by the citizens of Palmerston North. The presents were packed for distribution in the offices of the Manawatu Racing Club, in Rangitikei Street, between Queen and Grey Street, as seen in the photograph.

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Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2007N_Char1_A&E_0303
Title
Group of Father Christmases
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Char 1
Held In
Coolstore

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Place
Palmerston North
Date
December 25, 1918

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Palmerston North Libraries and Community Services

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