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Collecting winnings, 1918 (1st of 2)

Collecting winnings, 1918

New Zealand soldiers collect their winnings from the totalisator set up at 'Happy Valley' at the gymkhana sports in Louvencourt, France, during the First World War. Soldiers gambled incessantly to while away the boredom during periods of non-fighting.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collection
Reference: 1/2-013420-G
Photograph by Henry Armytage Sanders

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

David Grant, 'Gambling - Cards and games', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2023)

Story by David Grant, published 5 Sep 2013