Ration Books, World War II

Production date
1942-1946

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Five ration books used between 1942 and 1946. The name and address for the owner was filled in as A. Woodhouse, 66 Fairview Crescent, Kelburn.

(a) Number U 88308 is date stamped 14 April 1942. Inside the front cover there is a stamp under Names of Retailers for P. R. Hazelwood, a grocer in Kelburn. This would have been the retailer under whom Miss Woodhouse was registered to get her rations. There are several pages, both used and unused of different types of ration coupons, these ones are non-specified use. The first page has instructions on how to use the ration book.

(b) Number O 69571 is date stamped 18 October 1942. Inside the front cover there is a stamp under Names of Retailers for P. R. Hazelwood, a grocer in Kelburn. This would have been the retailer under whom Miss Woodhouse was registered to get her rations. here are several pages, both used and unused of different types of ration coupons and their related counterfoils. These include: Butter, Tea, Sugar, Spare coupons, Special coupons, Meat, Household Linen, and Clothing. The inside of the front cover has instructions on how to use the ration book.

(c) Number 42640 N is of the October 1945 issue, and issued under The Rationing Emergency Regulations of 1942. It was the 4 series, date stamped 17 October 1944. Inside the front cover there is a stamp under Names of Retailers for P. R. Hazelwood, a grocer in Kelburn. This would have been the retailer under whom Miss Woodhouse was registered to get her rations. There are several pages, both used and unused of different types of ration coupons and their related counterfoils. These include: Butter, Tea, Sugar, Spare coupons, Special coupons, Meat, Household Linen, and Clothing. The last page includes coupons and a set of instructions for emergency rations. The back cover has a propaganda advertisement about not wasting ration coupons.

(d) Number 21408 F is of the October 1945 issue, and issued under The Rationing Emergency Regulations of 1942. It was the 5 series, date stamped 17 October 1945. Inside the front cover there is a stamp under Names of Retailers for a cash store in Kelburn. This would have been the retailer under whom Miss Woodhouse was registered to get her rations. There are several pages, both used and unused of different types of ration coupons and their related counterfoils. These include: Butter, Tea, Sugar, Spare coupons, Special coupons, Meat, Household Linen, and Clothing. In the centre there is a page entitled general instructions and it lists the eight rules for use both at home and when travelling. Under that there is a set of instructions for emergency rations and how to acquire them using ration coupons. The back cover, both outside and inside, is a Coupon Calendar noting the serial number of the ration coupons that were legal to use during each week from 29 October 1945 though to October 1946.

(e) Number 14283 Q was issued under The Rationing Emergency Regulations of 1942. It was the 3 series, date stamped 1946 as well as in Pukerua Bay on 29 February 1944. Inside the front cover there is a stamp under Names of Retailers for P. R. Hazelwood, a grocer in Kelburn. This would have been the retailer under whom Miss Woodhouse was registered to get her rations. There are several pages, both used and unused of different types of ration coupons and their related counterfoils. These include: Butter, Tea, Sugar, Spare coupons, Special coupons, Meat, Household Linen, Wool and Clothing. The last page is a set of instructions for emergency rations and how to acquire them using ration coupons.
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Media/Materials description
Paper cover with paper pages. Black ink printing. Blue ink stamps and both ink and pencil handwriting.
Measurements
Length x Width: 135 x 109mm
Subject period
Subject date
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
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Other number(s)
71065

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