Veale, Bernard

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Collection of memorabilia belonging to Bernard Elisha Veale (1879-1956) relating to his service with New Zealand Contingent in South Africa during the Boer War 1900-1901.

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  Part 1

1 Letter from S.G. Shaw (cousin) on behalf of Ms. Veale stating her wishes to donate her father's Boer War papers and medal to the Taranaki Museum.

2 Childhood photograph of Bernard Veale

3 Diary of Bernard Veale dating from 1900 - written while Veale was in service in the Boer War.

4 Typed transcrip of diary (item 3). 7 pages

5 Bible. Green front and back covers. Front cover reads 'New Zealand Contingent Transvaal. 1900. For God and the Right.' Bookmark and photograph stored inside front cover.

6 Souvenir card of campaign. Image of Major Francis on interior.

7 Invitation from E. Dockrill (mayor) to Bernard Shaw to attend function for returned soldiers from South Africa. Dated 22 July 1901.

8 Memo from E. Dockrill to member of returned contingents re: returned soldiers function. Dated 22 July 1901. Envelope included.

9 Letter granting one month paid leave to B. Veale, signed by W.B. White (Lieutenant, Colonel, Commandant, Auckland District). Dated 18 August 1901. Envelope included.

10 Memo from W.B. White re: certificate of discharge. Dated 9 September 1901.

11 Certificate of Discharge for Bernard Veale, dated 24 March 1900.

12 Certificate of Discharge for Bernard Veale, dated 30 September 1902.

13 Telegraph E. Dockrill to Bernard Veale wishing him a safe return from South Africa. 2 pages

14 Photocopy of a map of South Africa.

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