A packing-list on pink-coloured paper. The document is typed up and lists the contents of a packing case which included parts of military uniforms. The station the objects were packed at reads Auckland and the date is 4th October 1935.
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These list belonged to Major Robert Saxton Matthews, an Inglewood resident who was prominent in the military, serving in the Hawera Mounted Rifles, the South African War, the New Zealand Staff Corps and as an Assistant Quartermaster General. He retired in the 1920s and when he died in 1931 a Taranaki Herald obituary noted that "his kindly, courteous, and interesting personality will be greatly missed from this district where he has been held for many years in the very highest esteem."
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