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Robert Semple drawing first marble in Territorial Service ballot, Wellington, 24 Sep 1940

Reference Number: PAColl-7796-58

Robert Semple, as Minister of National Service, drawing the first marble (quota of 2000) in the Territorial Service ballot in Wellington. Also in attendance are, from left to right: Colonel O H Mead, DSO, Adjutant-General, the Hon F Jones, Minister of Defence, Mr J B Black, divisional clerk, Mr J S Hunter, Director of National Services, and Mr H L Bockett, assistant director. Photograph taken on 24 September 1940, by an unidentified photographer for the Evening Post.

Key terms:
1 image, related to J B Black, F W Stilwell, James Stanley Hunter, Frederick Jones, Robert Semple, Herbert Leslie Bockett, Colonel Owen Herbert Mead, World War, 1939-1945, Draft and Politicians - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

Part of:
Evening Post photographic prints, Reference Number PAColl-0614-2 (404 digitised items)
Evening Post :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper, Reference Number PA-Group-00287 (5802 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print 20 x 15 cm. Horizontal imageSingle photograph

Historical Notes: Voluntary enlistment for the Territorial Force ended on 22 July 1940 when all males between 18 and 46 became liable to be called up by ballot, administered by the National Service Department.

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Verso - centre: Clipping from original publication: The Hon. R Semple, Minister of National Service, drawing the first marble in the Territorial Service ballot in Wellington this morning. Those in the photograph, from the left, are Colonel O. H. Mead, D.S.O., Adjutant-General, the Hon. F. Jones, Minister of Defence, Mr J. B. Black, divisional clerk, Mr. F. W. Stilwell, S.M., who supervised the ballot, the Minister drawing the marble, Mr. J. S. Hunter, Director of National Services, and Mr. H.L. Bockett, assistant director. ; Verso - centre: Date stamp: 24 Sep 1940; Verso - centre right: 4 col x 5/1/2 Tues I.P

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