Lord Ranfurly, the governor of New Zealand, stands on the steps of the new Ranfurly War Veterans Home in the company of veterans, probably at the facility's opening in 1903. Ranfurly had suggested a home for veterans, modelled on London's Chelsea Home for Pensioners, as a national memorial to the dead of the South African War the moment that news of peace reached New Zealand. He promoted the home as an alternative to local memorials.
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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Photograph by Henry Winkelmann
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