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Lady Liverpool's and Mrs Pomare’s Maori Soldiers' Fund

1915 – 1921

Theme: Māori

This essay written by Tania Rei was first published in Women Together: a History of Women's Organisations in New Zealand in 1993.

In 1915, Mīria Woodbine Pōmare and Lady Annette Liverpool, wife of the then Governor-General, together began Lady Liverpool's and Mrs Pomare's Maori Soldiers' Fund to support the soldiers of the Maori Pioneer Contingent, formed in September 1914.

Red Cross workers visited by Lord and Lady Liverpool

Red Cross workers visited by Lord and Lady Liverpool during the First World War.

Comfort parcel label

Label for comfort parcel sent to a New Zealand soldier serving overseas during the First World War.

Lady Liverpool

Annette, Lady Liverpool, the governor’s wife, acted as a role model for the women of New Zealand by establishing her own wartime charity, the Lady Liverpool League, on the outbreak of war.

Lady Liverpool Great War Story

Annette, Lady Liverpool, the wife of Governor Lord Liverpool, inspired women and children throughout New Zealand to contribute to the war effort.

Knitting for Empire

New Zealand women had always knitted, but this reached new heights during the war when hand-made knitted socks, balaclavas, scarves and gloves were in parcels sent to the troops.

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