eleanor roosevelt

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  • 1 September 1943
    Eleanor Roosevelt visits Auckland

    It was near the end of the US First Lady’s surprise visit to New Zealand to meet American forces based in the country, inspect the work of the US Red Cross – whose grey uniform she wore throughout her seven-day stay – and study the contribution of New Zealand women to the war effort. Read more...

  • Government House often hosts distinguished visitors. Here Sir Cyril (1940–46) and Lady Newall and senior staff entertain America's First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, in 1943

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