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Canterbury Provincial District Patriotic Societies, Funds and Committees of World War1

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Canterbury Provincial District Patriotic Societies, Funds and Committees of World War1

Compiled by Barry O’Sullivan 

Patriotic societies were established throughout the country from 1915, with locally organised committees collecting funds on behalf of sick and wounded soldiers and their dependants. It was estimated in 1916 that there were about 350 societies collecting war funds , 120 of them patriotic societies.

  • Akaroa Banks Peninsula Patriotic Society
  • Alford Forest Farewell Committee
  • Arundel Patriotic Entertainment Committee
  • Ashburton Belgian Relief Association
  • Ashburton County War Relief Society (Incorporated)
  • Balcairn Patriotic Fund
  • Banks Peninsula War Memorial park Society
  • Belfast branch of the British Red Cross Society
  • Belfast, Styx and Ouruhia Trench Comforts Fund
  • Chatham Island Patriotic Entertainment Committee
  • Cheviot Ladies’ Belgium and Patriotic Fund
  • Cheviot Soldiers’ Committee
  • Christchurch Belgium Agricultural Restoration Fund
  • Christchurch British and Foreign Sailors’ Fund
  • Christchurch Canterbury Blue Cross fund
  • Christchurch Canterbury Patriotic Fund (Incorporated)
  • Christchurch Citizens’ Defence Corps
  • Christchurch Domains War Memorial
  • Christchurch Lady Liverpool Fund
  • Christchurch Lancaster Park Mortgage Extinction Fund
  • Christchurch, Linwood, Dallington Soldiers’ Aid
  • Christchurch Overseas Club
  • Christchurch Poor of Great Britain, Ireland and Belgian Relief Fund
  • Christchurch Press Company Fund
  • Christchurch Navy League War Fund Account
  • Christchurch Returned Soldiers’ Building Fund
  • Christchurch, South Island Bands’Assn. Memorial Fund
  • Christchurch St. John Ambulance Red Cross Fund
  • Christchurch Victoria League War Fund
  • Clandeboye Red Cross Fund
  • Coalgate Fete Fund
  • Cust and West Eyreton Patriotic Committee
  • Darfield District Auxiliary War Fund
  • Darfield Soldiers’ Sewing Guild
  • Duvauchelles and Barry’s Bay Guild
  • Ealing Ladies’ Patriotic Guild
  • Fairlie Ladies’ Patriotic Society
  • Fairlie-Mackenzie patriotic Committee
  • Fairlie Patriotic Social Committee
  • Geraldine Branch, South Canterbury War Relief Assn.
  • Geraldine Home and Empire League
  • Glenroy patriotic Committee
  • Glentunnel, South Malvern District, Patriotic Society
  • Greendale District Patriotic Fund
  • Green Park Lady Liverpool and Red Cross Fund
  • Hakataramea Valley Red Cross Soldiers’ Committee
  • Halkett Social Committee
  • Halswell Patriotic Society
  • Halswell Red Cross Society
  • Hanmer Soldiers’ Patriotic Red Cross Society
  • Hamner Springs Ladies’ Red Cross Guild
  • Hazelburn Relief Fund
  • Hilton Patriotic Committee
  • Hororata, Selwyn County, Patriotic Fund
  • Horsley Downs Red Cross Guild
  • Irwell Red Cross Society
  • Kaiapoi Patriotic and Belgium Fund
  • Kimbell Belgian Relief Fund
  • Kimbell Sewing Guild
  • Kimberley Branch of the British Red Cross Society
  • Kimberley Social Patriotic Club
  • Kirwee Patriotic Committee
  • Kohika Patriotic Committee
  • Lakeside Patriotic Committee
  • Leeston Patriotic Committee
  • Leeston Red Cross Branch
  • Leithfield Patriotic Association
  • Little River Patriotic Committee
  • Little River Red Cross Association
  • Ohoka Patriotic Society
  • Orari Patriotic Committee
  • Oxford Belgian Fund
  • Oxford County Patriotic Committee
  • Oxford Red Cross Association
  • Papanui Patriotic Committee
  • Rakaia Patriotic Committee
  • Rakaia Soldiers’ Entertainment Committee
  • Rangoria Lady Liverpool Fund
  • Rangoria Patriotic Committee
  • Rangoria Red Cross Fund
  • Robinson Bay Red Cross Society
  • Rolleston Ladies’ Patriotic Sewing Guild
  • Sefton Soldiers’ Committee
  • Southbridge Amalgamated War Funds
  • Spotswood-Parnassus Red Cross Society
  • Springfield, Kowai Bush and Russell’s Flat sewing Guild
  • Springfield-Tawera Patriotic Association
  • Tai Tapu Patriotic Society
  • Temuka Local Provident Fund
  • Temuka Red Cross Society
  • Timaru Branch Red Cross Society
  • Timaru, Canterbury Farmers’ Co-operative Society
  • Timaru Ladies Patriotic Committee
  • Timaru Pipe and Tobacco Fund
  • Timaru Poor of Great Britain, Ireland, and Belgian Relief fund
  • Timaru, South Canterbury War Memorial Committee
  • Timaru, South Canterbury War relief Society
  • Tuahiwi Patriotic Committee
  • Waddington-Sheffield Patriotic Committee
  • Waimate Branch, Poor of Great Britain, Ireland, and Belgian Relief fund
  • Waimate Branch, South Canterbury War Relief Society
  • Waimate Lady Liverpool Fund
  • Waimate Public Safety Committee
  • Waimate Red Cross Fund
  • Woodend Patriotic Committee
  • Yaldhurst Patriotic League

 

Source: Patriotic Funds, H-46, Appendix to the Journal of the House of Representatives, 1920

Author: CCL Contributor