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Box, collecting
Object type Fundraising; disasters
Classification: NM3.9300
English: Wooden collecting box used in Auckland for San Francisco Relief Fund, 1906. Fundraising for San Francisco earthquake, April 18-23, 1906
Date 1906; 29 Oct 1965
Medium Handmade

depth: 130mm
width: 85mm
length: 355mm

notes: 130 mm x 85 mm x 355 mm (h x w x l)
institution QS:P195,Q758657
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Place of creation San Francisco; Auckland
Credit line Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1965.78.863, col.0343, ocm2436
Notes "Wooden collecting box used in Auckland (.) for San Francisco Relief Fund, 1906" (ocm) - This box was presented to the Old Colonists' Museum in 1955 by the Auckland Town Clerk; therefore presumably used in an 'Auckland' fundraising effort - "San Francisco was wrecked by a Great Earthquake at 5-13 a.m., and then destroyed by the seventh Great Fire that burned for four days. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of trapped persons died when South-of-Market tenements collapsed as the ground liquefied beneath them. Most of those buildings immediately caught fire, and trapped victims could not be rescued. Re-evaluation of the 1906 data, during the 1980s, placed the total earthquake death toll at more than 3,000 from all causes. Damage was estimated at $500,000,000 in 1906 dollars." from (12.5.2004)

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