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General issue New Army riot baton thought to have been used during Japanese Occupation Force (J Force) operations 1946-1948 and the 1951 waterfront dispute.
United Nations flag presented to Signalman Arthur Lyall Philip, Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals at the Inchon Rest Centre, South Korea on 9 July 1952.
A Pocket Warmer used in Korea circa 1950.
Grey woollen jacket made from an army blanket and worn by Brigadier Reginald Miles CBE DSO MC during his escape from a prisoner of war camp in Italy.
A 35mm Kodak Retina camera used in a prisoner of war camp by Gunner Wilfred (Curly) Weakly.
A prisoner of war escape pack made from parts of a battle dress uniform. The pack was made by Captain A.J. Tillick prior to departure from Oflag VIIB prisoner of war camp on 14 April 1945.
A white Home Guard armband attributed to Donald Archibald McCurdy who served with C Company, Makara Battalion during the Second World War.
A Mah Jong set and box handmade by Japanese prisoners of war at the Featherston POW camp during the Second World War.
A wooden carved 32 piece chess set encased in a coconut shell handmade by Lieutenant Lancelot Hugh Herd while a prisoner of war in Changi Prison, Singapore.
Beretta Model 1915-19 pistol taken from a captured Italian by Sergeant Pekama Hunia, C Company, 28th (Maori) Battalion.
A Japanese Army Officers Shin Gunto sword belonging to Captain D.B Smith.
Uniform worn by a Women's War Service Auxiliary 'Tui' in the New Zealand Forces Club in Cairo during the Second World War.
The Freyberg Cup - named after General Bernard Freyberg DSO VC - is a New Zealand Army rugby trophy first played for by units of the Second New Zealand Division during the Second World War
A deflated rugby ball used in a game between 19th Battalion, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force and 1st Battalion, Welch Regiment in Egypt, 6 April 1940.
Recognition panel taken from a disabled German tank on 17 December 1942 near the village of Nofilia in Libya.
A Mauser sporting rifle presented to John Denvir in 1955 by Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia, in recognition of his actions as a partisan during the Second World War.
A full bottle of 'Kriegie's Brew' beer from the New Zealand Ex-P.O.W. (Prisoner of War) Association's National Reunion, New Plymouth, 1971.
Bone handled knife and case, made by Sapper John (Jack) Hoey Moore during the First World War.
A pair of First World War leather riding boots belonging to Captain Richard (Dick) Erroll Wardell Riddiford OBE MC.
New Zealand Maori Pioneer Battalion flag attributed to Captain Pirimi Tahiwi.

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