Postcard, World War One; unknown maker; 1917; MT2012.64


Mataura Museum


Postcard, World War One

About this object

Post card; dated 13 November 1917 from trooper Hugh Brown to his nine year old nephew, Hugh Brown McConnell of Mataura. The card conveys a real sense of weariness but Hugh Brown was one of the lucky ones who survived the war. He resumed his teaching career at Tuturau after returning home. Hugh has signed the card as 'Bear'. According to Val McConnell, he acquired this nickname because 'he often got grumpy after a few drinks!'


unknown maker

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Medium and Materials

processed material, fibre, paper


h 140mm x w 39mm

Subject and Association Keywords

military/world war one

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correspondence/communication tools

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From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

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