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Ranfurly veterans' home


The symbolic highpoint of our first Empire Day came when Lord Ranfurly laid the foundation stone for the veterans' home that later came to bear his name. Ranfurly saw successive generations of war veterans such as these blind men seen enjoying their pipes on the veranda, as reinforcing imperial links.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PAColl-5745-1-11
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