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Raising the flag

Jack and Rewi Moynihan unfurl the flag, Shannon School, New Zealand
Jack and Rewi Moynihan unfurl the flag, Shannon School, New Zealand 1901, Photographer unknown, courtesy of Horowhenua Historical Society

New Zealand schools and government departments raised the Union Jack or the New Zealand flag every day in the early 20th century. The ritual was a way of showing their loyalty to the British Empire.



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