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Portrait of Minnie Gregory Havelaar - Photograph taken by George Weigel, 1936

Reference Number: PAColl-0785-1-065-01

Portrait of Minnie Gregory Havelaar photographed by George Weigel of Christchurch in 1936.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Portraits, related to Minnie Gregory Havelaar, Christchurch City, Dutch - New Zealand, Women volunteers in social service, Women - Political life and Women - New Zealand.

Part of:
Personalities - Women - Surnames, Ha, Reference Number PAColl-0785-1-065 (1 digitised items)
Photographic prints, Reference Number PAColl-0785-1 (32 digitised items)
New Zealand Free Lance : Photographic prints and negatives, Reference Number PA-Group-00079 (849 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original photographic print(s)Silver gelatin print, 15.2 x 10.8 cm. Single photograph

Historical Notes: Born Wilhemina Gregorine Havelaar in Holland. In her early 20s she left Holland to live in London. In 1907 she came to New Zealand and lived here until 1914. After the outbreak of the First World War, she returned to London and worked with wounded New Zealand soldiers. After the war she returned to New Zealand and worked in the Hanmer Springs Hospital and the Bishop Julius Hostel in Christchurch. She was involved with the National Council of Women, and in 1947 set up the New Zealand branch of Save the Children Fund which she remained involved with for the rest of her life. She was awarded an MBE and the Medal of Merit by the International Union for Child Welfare, Geneva, for her work for Save the Children Fund.

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