Letter and envelope, Bernard Madden

Production date
08 Jan 1942

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Letter and envelope from Bernard Madden to his family in Napier dated 8 January 1942.

a) Bernard talks about not sending enough mail to the family as he has been on a weeks leave with Bill Madden, catching influenza after being caught in a storm on a boat trip in Alexandria, events around the New Year's period, the surroundings of Alexandria, pickpockets in the city, some POW's being released by enemy forces and therefore having hope that Pat Madden was as well. Bernard also asks about the Home Guard being formed in Napier due to the Japanese threat and states that he has bought beads for Moira which he will send shortly.

b) Envelope addressed to Mrs P Madden, 21 Macdonald Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay. Includes a censors stamp and postage stamp.
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Media/Materials description
Handwritten, stamped and printed ink on paper.
Height x Width: 225 x 175mm
Height x Width: 105 x 155mm
Subject date
Jan 1942
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Credit line
gifted by Barbara Madden
Other number(s)
2013/65/22, 88825
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