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Soldier Doll

Posted on May 15, 2007 in Taonga | 0 comments

Soldier Doll

Russell Lights – Vol 10 Issue 9 – May 2007 This doll is dressed in the uniform of a New Zealand soldier, South African War 1899 – 1902. Such dolls are very collectible as they were home-made. The New Zealand Army Museum at Waiouru, when they visited a few years ago, claimed they didn’t have one. New Zealand volunteers to this war totalled 6495 men and 8000 horses. 228 men died – 70 in action, 133 from disease and 25 in accidents. Three young men went from Russell: Private Ludovic Colquhoun who later served in WWI Private Henry Tapua Athelston Stephenson Private Alfred...

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