Presentation book to Miss Julie Tomlinson, Hon. Secretary, Nelson Red Cross Fund in appreciation of valuable services to Red Cross branches in the Nelson District

Maker and role
Undefined: New Zealand Red Cross. Nelson Branch
Author/Artist: W Bock
Undefined: Julie Tomlinson (b.Circa 1876, d.1962)
Production date
Aug 1919
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Description
A hand decorated testimony from the workers and sympathisers of the Red Cross presented to Julie Tomlinson in November 1919. The following is a quote from the testimony "you have given a memorable example of public spirit and patriotism which has brought credit not only to yourself but to the whole Nelson District". Julie Annie Tomlinson, c1876-1962, was involved with many Nelson organisations. She was secretary from 1915-1919 for the Red Cross in the Nelson District over the World War I period. She was awarded an MBE in 1958. The signatures of Red Cross workers and subscribes are contained in the volume.
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black leather, gold clasp
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1 v. : col. ill. ; 36 cm
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0 - Whole = Height x Width x Depth (mm) = 360 x 322 x 25mm
Names/keywords
Julie Tomlinson; W R Bock; World War I ; 1914 - 1918; First World War ; 1919 ; Nelson; Red Cross Association ; testimonies ; achievements ; awards
Maker biography


Julie Annie Tomlinson was the daughter of Mr William Tomlinson and Mrs Julie Sarah Tomlinson nee Kingdon. Mrs Julie Tomlinson's parents were Samuel and Julia Anna Kingdon nee Budd. Julie Annie Tomlinson attended Nelson College for girls and became a masseuse. She was involved with many Nelson organisations such as the Red Cross which she was secretary for during World War I, Doctor Barnado's Homes, Friends of the Turnbull Library, The Overseas League, The Nelson Women's Club and the Nelson Horticultural Society, the latter of which she was made a life member in 1959. She was also involved with the establishment of Melrose House. She was awarded the MBE in 1958 and donated the Tomlinson silver to the Nelson Provincial Museum. She died in 1962 aged 86 years old.
Subjects
World War, 1914-1918
New Zealand Red Cross Association. Nelson Branch
Accession number
A3775.1
Other reference numbers
fMs NEW
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New Zealand Red Cross. Nelson Branch. 1919. Presentation book to Miss Julie Tomlinson, Hon. Secretary, Nelson Red Cross Fund in appreciation of valuable services to Red Cross branches in the Nelson District. Nelson Provincial Museum: A3775.1.
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