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Monday, April 27, 2015

Image of the Week: 27th April - 3rd May



This week's image is of Trooper Ralph Louis Walker. Walker was born in Akaroa in 1898 to Bonnetter and John Walker. He enlisted in 1916 and left New Zealand with the 19th Reinforcements of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles, that went to Egypt. Walker died at 20 years of age, on July 23rd 1918 of lock-jaw. More information about Trooper Walker can be found at the following links:

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=AMBPA19180730.2.8

http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/113818/

http://www.nzwargraves.org.nz/casualties/ralph-louis-walker

http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/war-memorial/online-cenotaph/record/C16265

Image Credit: MB1456, L Walker Collection, Reference code 3714, Trooper Ralph Louis Walker, Akaroa, n.d, Photographer Jessie Buckland, Macmillan Brown Library, University of Canterbury.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Please don't leave your personal belongings unattended in the Library

in particular laptops, cellphones, wallets and backpacks. Unattended belongings attract thieves, and while many believe the risk to be small, it is real and such a loss can be devastating. Even for short trips to the copier, printer, or toilets, take them with you or have a friend sitting next to you watch them while you're gone. The library is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings.