Typed on paper (with Horo. Hist. Soc. letterhead) glued to back: “A Queen Carnival held in Levin in 1941 when the population was a mere 2790 raised 3179 pounds ($254,220) towards the Patriotic Funds to supply comforts to the army overseas. Here the N.Z. Air Force stationed at Kimberley parade with their queen Ellen McDonald. Other Queens were Maureen O’Conner – Citizen’s Queen and Barbara Blenkhorn – Business Queen.”
Stamped on back with black ink – Horowhenua Historical Society. Acc. No. Date
Queen Carnival Parade, Levin, 1941. N.Z. Air Force (stationed at Kimberley) parade with their carnival queen, Ellen McDonald. This photograph features a truck carring a large model aircraft with Ellen McDonald as the pilot, two uniformed women, two uniformed men and two lines of uniformed men marching either side of the truck. The truck is followed by children on bicycles and trolleys. The parade is moving north along Oxford Street. The Hotel Arcadia (on Bath Street and Oxford Street corner) is in the background.
1 B&W photo print copy, mounted
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