Scrapbook, History of Rissington Country Women's Institute

Absolom, Barbara
Absolom, Gretchen Leaanna
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Scrapbook titled, History of Rissington Country Women's Institute. The scrapbook covers the period 1921 to 1974. The scrapbook includes extracts from the Rissington Country Women's Institute minute books and annual reports, newspaper cuttings, programmes, brochures, certificates, a copy of Home and Country journal, volume 6, number 4, 1 April 1933, a booklet titled: History of Rissington, circa 1951, and photographs. The material is presented chronologically.

Photographs include:
Rissington Country Women's Institute exhibit at the Hawke's Bay Agricultural and Pastoral Show, 1921;
Miss Anna Elizabeth Jerome Spencer with a car, possibly taken in 1921;
First Committee, 1921;
Some members of the Rissington Country Women's Institute, 1921;
Country dancing at Omatua, undated;
Sunday School, undated;
The Three Miss Dodsons, undated;
Children's Handcraft Class, undated;
Mr and Mrs Blomfield with Rissington School Children, 1924;
Members, 1924;
Three photographs of horse-drawn transport, 1924;
After the flood, 1924;
Committee Members of first Institutes at first Federation meeting, Omatua, 27 October 1925;
Members, 1925;
Miss Spencer at her loom, 1926;
Mrs Mulqueeny in dress of her own spinning, 1926;
Mrs Mulqueeny spinning with spindle, 1926;
Hawke's Bay Federation Meeting at Norsewood, 1926;
Omatua, 1928;
Outdoor oven, post 3 February 1931;
Omatua Dining Room showing earthquake damage, post 3 February 1931;
Earthquake damaged road near Omatua, post 3 February 1931;
Gathering of Women's Institutes at Omatua, 1932;
The Loom Room at Omatua;
Postcards of Great Rissington, Gloucester, undated;
Portrait of Miss Corrigan, Miss Large, Mrs Amy Hutchinson and Miss Anna Elizabeth Jerome Spencer, possibly taken at Omatua, 1938;
Mrs Amy Hutchinson; Omatua, 1942;
Gowns lent to two organisations in Napier, modelled by Miss Betty Howell and Miss Joan Gushing;
Rissington Women's Institute, 21st Anniversary, held at Omatua on 3 February 1942;
Final meeting at Omatua with Miss Anna Elizabeth Jerome Spencer and Mrs Amy Hutchinson;
Members at Omatua, 4 March 1952;
Portrait of Miss Anna Elizabeth Jerome Spencer, possibly 1953;
Rissington Recorder Group, 1954;
Committee, 1953;
Northern Hawke's Bay Federation Executive, 1956;
Garden Fete, Omatua, 1956;
Christmas Party at Apley Station, 1960;
Members grouped around the Omatua Plaque, March 1963;
Exhibit titled A Holiday Resort, winner of the Omatua Cup at the Hawke's Bay Agricultural and Pastoral Show, 1964;
Delegates to Jubilee Conference, 1970;
Members packing clothes for Corso, 1970;
Porirua Hospital, 1970;
Rissington Show Bay, 1972;
Federation Show Bay, 1972;
Omatua pear tree and drive;
Various photographs taken at the Diamond Jubilee, Omatua, February 1981;
Christmas party, 1981;
Omatua, 4 March 1952.

The scrapbook was compiled by Mrs Barbara Absolom and her daughter-in-law Mrs Gretchen Absolom, possibly in 1984.
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Hard cover file with metal attachments; printed on paper with black ink; black and white photographs printed on paper; coloured photographs printed on paper; printed in ink on newsprint.
Height x Width: 350 x 282mm
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gifted by Rissington Country Women's Institute
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m90/18, 69738


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