Scrap metal at Rarotonga, to be sold for the war effort, during World War 2
Reference Number: PAColl-5547-014
Scrap metal at Rarotonga, to be sold and the proceeds paid to the National Patriotic Fund as a donation from the people of Rarotonga to the war effort. Exact date and location unknown. Photographer unidentified.
War History original photographic prints from the file print collection, Reference Number PAColl-5547 (52 digitised items)
New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency, Reference Number PAColl-4161 (2071 digitised items)
Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 15.3 x 9.5 cm. Single photograph
Historical Notes: Note on back of file print reads "In response to a public appeal a considerable quantity of scrap metal has been collected in Rarotonga and is being forwarded to NZ by the outgoing steamer. The old lead collected has been melted down and a weight of over one ton pig lead is being forwarded. In addition there is 1874 lbs of scrap brass, copper, bronze and zinc. Some of the metals were obtained by divers from the wreck of the "Maitai" which lies at the entrance to the main harbour of Avarua. The consignment is to be sold and the proceeds paid to the National Patriotic Fund as a donation from the people of Rarotonga to the war effort."
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