Story: South African War

Women and the war: the Khaki Girls' Brigade (1st of 3)

Women and the war: the Khaki Girls' Brigade

In their enthusiasm for the war, some New Zealand women, unable to volunteer as troopers, dressed up in 'contingenter' costume and were coached in military exercises by volunteer officers. Such groups performed at fund-raising events and patriotic concerts. This Auckland group pose with their instructors.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: AWNS-19000330-6-1

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'South African War - New Zealand’s contribution', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36197/women-and-the-war-the-khaki-girls-brigade (accessed 22 October 2017)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012