Christmas in New Zealand

From the National Library of New Zealand:

Photograph of their Royal Highnesses Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh, and others during Christmas, Government House, Auckland, (25?) December 1953. Shows them just outside the house, in the garden. Broadcaster John Gordon is Father Christmas. The wife of the Mayor of Auckland Mrs J H Luxford, and Lady Norrie, stand behind the Royal couple.

Their Royal Highnesses Queen Elizabeth II, and the Duke of Edinburgh, during Christmas, Government House, Auckland. Dec 1953, originally uploaded by National Library of New Zealand.

Members of the 28 (Maori) Battalion eating Christmas Dinner in the desert, Nofilia (Libya), on Christmas Day of 1942. Shows soldiers in uniform sitting cross-legged on the sand around a make-shift table, drinking beer and eating food from tins.

Members of the 28 (Maori) Battalion eating Christmas Dinner in the desert, Nofilia, Libya. 25 Dec 1942, originally uploaded by National Library of New Zealand.

Father Christmas looking at a display of toys. On the table is a flyer (Poster) with message 'Health for the Children!, Will you help this Christmas by using Charity Stamps on your mail-matter.' Underneath are three stamps (2d, 1d, & 3d) with a child's photograph on each. Beneath the stamps is a message 'With each charity stamp goes the Christmas Goodwill gift of one penny to the fund for establishing Children's Health Camps. Help the child to fight against Tuberculosis.'

Santa Claus at a Public Health Camp. 1931, originally uploaded by National Library of New Zealand.

Christmas, Childrens Public Hospital, Newtown, Wellington.

Christmas, Childrens Public Hospital, Newtown, Wellington. ca 1928, originally uploaded by National Library of New Zealand.

Father Christmas being watched by children as he arrives on the jetty at the Chatham Islands with a bag of presents.

Father Christmas goes to the Chatham Islands. Dec 1951, originally uploaded by National Library of New Zealand.

Father Christmas in an aeroplane during a visit by him to the Chatham Islands.

Father Christmas goes to the Chatham Islands. Dec 1951, originally uploaded by National Library of New Zealand.

For more images, see the whole Flickr set.

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