Invitation to Charlotte Warburton and Concert Party, to attend a combined Unit and Camp staff Complimentary Dance held at Linton Camp 17 July 1945. Charlotte Warburton (1883-1961) was chairwoman of the Women's War Service Auxiliary in Palmerston North and was very actively involved in the war effort. From the archive of 'C E Warburton'.
This small 'posterette' encouraged young women (from 17 years of age) to join the Women's Land Service (WLS). The woman is wearing a standrd issue working hat, shirt and overalls, and happily drives a tractor while waving her hand in the victory sign. This poster was displayed in 225 railway stations throughtout New Zealand.The WLS was the largest of the women's war services, with 2,711 'land girls' placed on farms. Hundreds of women also served unofficially on family land.From the archive of 'C E Warburton'.
Cyclostyled letter that served as official notification of compulsory training for first line units, from the EPS during World War Two. From the archive of 'C E Warburton'.
The Annual meeting, held during WWII, included a talk by Countess Maria Wodzicka, on Poland. Countess Wodzicka was the wife of the Polish consul general to New Zealand during the years of the second world war.
Letter from K A Henderson, Deputy Chairman of the 2nd Liberty Loan Committee, regarding the setting up of a local women's recruiting committee, to assist the voluntary recruitment of women for service in the Army, Navy , Airforce and Land Corps during WWII.
Special Routine Order No. 2 by Brigadier G S Peren, Commanding, for units representing the 4th NZ Division, RNZAF and WWSA parading in Palmerston North to celebrate the allied victory in North Africa, during World War II. Details information needed by the participants.
Invitation to Charlotte Warburton, to attend the 28th Maori Battalion Ball held at the Showgrounds, Palmerston North, 29 April 1940. Charlotte Warburton (1883-1961) was chairwoman of the Women's War Service Auxiliary in Palmerston North and was very actively involved in the war effort. From the archive of 'C E Warburton'.
Palmerston North City Council programme of events to celebrate victory over Japan in WWII. Signed by A E Mansford, Mayor of Palmerston North. The programme was devised in the event of the surrender so no date is attached. The actual surrender took place 15 August 1945.
Letter to Charlotte Warburton, Chairwoman of the Palmerston North Women's War Service Auxiliary, requesting attendance at a meeting to form a Women's House Committee in conjunction with the Army, Navy and Air Force Club. From J R Hardie, Secretary of the A.N.A. Club.
Letter from A E Mansford, Mayor of Palmerston North, to Charlotte Warburton, requesting a meeting to discuss concerts at Linton Camp during World War II.
Exercise book used for notes about the work of the WWSA in Palmerston North during World War Two, as kept by Charlotte Warburton. Charlotte Warburton was the Chairwoman of the organisation that coordinated women's war work in Palmeston North, to ensure that tasks were not duplicated.
Minutes of meeting, regarding administration of the auxiliary and their activities during WWII. Signed by C E Warburton, chairperson.
A leaflet sent out to householders and occupiers of buildings explaining what to do in certain emergencies that could occur during World War Two. From the archive of 'C E Warburton'.
Arm band worn by Charlotte Warburton as a member of the EPS, in World War Two. Charlotte Warburton (1883-1961) was very actively involved in the war effort in Palmerston North. From the archive of 'C E Warburton'.
The 'Pensioners Watchword' was issued to encourage membership of the Pensioner's Association, which sought 'to promote the interests of the old age person, the invalid, widow and disabled soldier'. From the archive of 'C E Warburton'.
Hand drwan and coloured Christmas card sent to Charlotte Warburton from Msary Gulliver, a member of the Tuis. The Tuis were a group of New Zealand women sent to the Middle East during World War Two, to act as hostesses in New Zealand Forces Clubs.
The Women's War Service Auxiliary was an organisation set up during World War Two to co-ordinate women's organisations, to assist in New Zealand's National War Effort and to promote war work for women. This memo details brief information on the Auxiliary, including the Palmerston North branch, as of 1940, and encourages women and girls to register and be ready to help the country. Dated Monday 9 December 1940.
Invitation from the Royal New Zealand Air Force to Charlotte Warburton, to participate in the Battle of Britain commemoration ceremony and service, 21 September 1958, in Palmerston North. Charlotte Warburton (1883-1961) was chairwoman of the Women's War Service Auxiliary in Palmerston North and was very actively involved in the war effort. From the archive of 'C E Warburton'.
Programme for ANZAC Day 1943, as conducted by the Palmerston North Returned Services Association.
Letter from Major, 2 i/c 2nd Field Regiment, New Zealand Army, to Charlotte Warburton, chairwoman of the Women's War Service Auxiliary, inviting her and other officers of the Auxiliary, to a Regimental Dance at the Coconut Grove in Palmerston North.
Arm band worn by Charlotte Warburton as a member of the Women's War Service Auxilary in World War Two. Charlotte Warburton (1883-1961) was chairwoman of the in Palmerston North and was very actively involved in the war effort. From the archive of 'C E Warburton'.
A gate pass issued to Charlotte Warburton, as Chairwoman of Women's War Service Auxilary, to enter the Palmerston North Showgrounds which were being used as a Military Camp during World War Two.
The blue intertwined letters, 'C S', on a red background, were worn in the middle of the hat band on the uniform straw boater. Red and blue were the school colours. The badge belonged to Mrs Maud Dalgety (nee Warburton) who attended Craven School c 1903-1912. Craven School was a private school for girls in Palmerston North from 1892-1929. From the archive of the 'Warburton Family'.
Programme and additional information regarding ANZAC Day 1943. Held under the auspices of the Palmerston North Returned Soldiers Association.
Tito Partisans' Ball, organised by a committee of local women, was to be held in Palmerston North July 4 1945, in aid of medical supplies. In a letter to Council this ball was postponed indefinitely by the Committee. From the archive of 'C E Warburton'.
Programme of the first performance of the Manawatu Dramatic Club on August 6, 1877. Programme belonging to Piers Warburton who is listed as Stage Manager. From the archive of the 'Warburton Family'.
Letter to the Secretary of the A. N. A. Club of Palmerston North asking if the ladies of the Army, Navy and Air Force Club can serve supper to the 2nd Provost Company residing at the Esplanade Motor Camp.
A notice to employers, about encouraging employees to invest in National War Savings during World War Two. From the archive of 'C E Warburton'.
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Letter to Miss Warburton of the Womens War Service Auxiliary of Palmerston North, asking if the Auxiliary can serve supper at the camp of the Second Prevost Company. Signed by J R Hardie.