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Children's day at Rotorua on July 21: the young people celebration peace.

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Auckland Weekly News Marsh Auckland Weekly News
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31 July 1919

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Rotorua, Girls, Crowds, Flags, Hats, Clothing and dress, Children, Peace celebrations, World War, 1914-1918RotoruaGirlsCrowdsFlagsHatsClothing and dressChildrenPeace celebrationsWorld War, 1914-1918
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 31 July 1919 p042

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Showing a crowd of children in Rotorua on 21 July 1919, the day set aside specifically for children in the celebrations to mark the official proclamation of peace after World War I. The row in the foreground is made up chiefly of little girls dressed in their best, many wearing broad-brimmed hats. Many of the children are holding small British or United States flags on sticks.