Story: Veterans’ assistance

Veterans, Government House, Auckland

War veterans assemble outside Government House, Auckland, in 1898–99. Most of these men would have seen action in the New Zealand wars of the 1840s and 1860s. Many are likely to have also taken part in overseas wars such as the Crimean War of 1854–56, the 1857–59 Indian mutiny or conflicts in China, Afghanistan, West Africa and elsewhere.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Ranfurly Collection (PAColl-5745)
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Mark Derby, 'Veterans’ assistance - War pensions', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 May 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012