Story: Second World War

Conscription ballot: sorting the cards (2nd of 2)

Conscription ballot: sorting the cards

Once the marbles had been drawn their numbers were written on the blackboard, and the sorters then rifled through the cards to pull out the relevant names.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: C 21591

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How to cite this page:

Ian McGibbon, 'Second World War - A more intense effort, 1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34560/conscription-ballot-sorting-the-cards (accessed 14 August 2020)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 10 May 2016