Rosina Tabart

A local of Christchurch, Miss Rosina Tabart was a prominent figure in aid of various wartime causes during the First World War. She was involved in the Women’s Committee of the Poor of Belgium Fund and as a member of the committee, participated in several fundraising events for the Belgian Relief Fund. Rosina also helped to organise several ‘Violet Day’ fundraisers for Belgium and other wartime causes. For her support and work in aid of Belgium, Rosina received the Médaille de la Reine Elisabeth (Queen Elisabeth Medal) from the Belgian government.

Further information

Parents: Francis Christopher Tabart and Margaret Tabart (née Hignett)

Born: circa 1863

Died: 8 July 1942, aged 79

Cremated: Bromley Cemetery, Christchurch

Active in: Christchurch

Obituary/death notice:

TABART – On July 8, at her residence ‘Glenmoore,’ 97 Papanui road, Christchurch, Rosina, third daughter of the late Francis C. and Margaret Tabart, Christchurch. Private cremation. Lamb and Hayward, Ltd., 292 Cashel street.
Press, 10 July 1942, p. 1


Selected sources

'Poor of Britain and Belgium', Sun, 1 September 1914, p. 8

'A Bunch of Violets, Sir?, Sun, 5 September 1914, p. 6

'Violet Day', Sun, 13 July 1916, p. 4

'Violet Day', Sun, 6 September 1916, p. 4

'Belgium Fund', Sun, 18 November 1916, p. 6

'Poor of Belgium Fund', Sun, 1 March 1917, p. 4

'Belgium Relief Fund', Sun, 24 March 1917, p. 7

'Violet Day', Star, 20 August 1917, p. 6

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