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Children's Day at Wellington on Monday, July 21, in connection with the peace celebrations: thousands of the young people massed in front of the Parliament Buildings.

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Auckland Weekly News Auckland Weekly News
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31 July 1919

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Crowds, Umbrellas, Peace celebrations, Parliament Buildings, Wellington, Soldiers, Naval uniforms, Childrens Day, World War, 1914-1918CrowdsUmbrellasPeace celebrationsParliament Buildings, WellingtonSoldiersNaval uniformsChildrens DayWorld War, 1914-1918
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 31 July 1919 p035

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Showing a large group of people including many children attending the Children's Day peace celebrations in Wellington's Parliament Grounds on 21 July. The statue of former Prime Minister Richard John Seddon is visible in the centre of the group. Soldiers and sailors stand in uniform to the left and many people in the crowd are holding umbrellas. New Zealand's peace celebrations were aligned with those of Britain for events on 6 and 19 July but some New Zealand communities held additional events, namely a day of thanksgiving on 20 July and a Children's Day on 21 July as shown here.