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The crowd in Trafalgar Street, in the town of Nelson, on Peace Day: view taken from the Cathedral steps.

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F. N. Jones
Auckland Weekly News F. N. Jones Auckland Weekly News
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7 August 1919

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Peace celebrations, World War, 1914-1918, Nelson, Crowds, Brass bands, Soldiers, VerandahsPeace celebrationsWorld War, 1914-1918NelsonCrowdsBrass bandsSoldiersVerandahs
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Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 7 August 1919 p031

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Looking down from the Cathedral steps along Trafalgar Street in Nelson at the crowds and parade for the peace celebrations at the end of World War I. In the foreground is a military brass band, followed by children and then ranks of soldiers. Some people have taken up positions at the windows and enclosed verandahs above shops.