Letter and envelope, Bernard Madden

Madden, Bernard Oswald Joseph
Production date
28 Jun 1942
Current rights
Public Domain
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Brief Description
Letter from Bernard Madden to his family in Napier dated 28 June 1942.

a) Bernard wishes his mother a happy birthday and tells the family not to worry about Erwin Rommel's capture of Tobruk and advance through the Western Desert. Bernard writes about still being in hospital with foot problems, the weather in the region, an earthquake in New Zealand (Wairarapa earthquake), the arrival of Les Clarburt, Father Callaghan organising a trip to Jerusalem, writing a letter to Pat Madden and wishing the family well.

b) Envelope is addressed to Mrs P J Madden, 21 Macdonald Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay. Includes two censor's stamp and a postage stamp. Signed by Bernard Madden accepting conditions for posting.
Production date
28 Jun 1942
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Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Handwritten, printed and stamped ink on paper.
Height x Width: 210 x 170mm
Height x Width: 110 x 152mm
Subject date
Jun 1942
Credit line
gifted by Barbara Madden
Other number(s)
2013/65/46, 88927
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