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Object Detail

A plain bright red Womens' War Service Auxiliary tie. " N.Z. FINEST / HAND / Parisan / TAILORED " is written on a manufacturing label.
Production Date
Circa 1940-1945
Subject Category
Credit Line
This tie was part of the uniform of Sybil Kate Baker who was a member of the WWSA - Waitara " Canteen " group. This group was a support service for the Waitara Home Guard and other military groups stationed at Waitara. They would provide morning teas and other meals for the men while they were on training exercises.
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Red ties, like the one pictured were also issued during WW1 and WW2, to wounded men as part of the hospital blue uniform. Barry

- Barry O'Sullivan

Posted on 01-07-2013 01:48:18

Thanks for this Barry, interesting to know. Those interested in uniforms of the period should check out a book Barry co-authored called New Zealand Army uniforms and clothing 1910-1945. We have a copy available in our Taranaki Research Centre on Level 2 of Puke Ariki.

- Andrew Moffat - Manager Heritage / Pouarahi Tukuihotanga

Posted on 01-08-2013 01:34:57