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Amazon's uniform

Te Papa curator Kirstie Ross shows us a uniform of the N.Z. Young Ladies' Contingent, also known as the Wellington Amazons. This group, made up of young society women, was established during the South African War and helped raise funds for the New Zealand contingents serving overseas.


Tales from Te Papa, episode 105. Video supplied via YouTube by Te Papa.

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