First to Care

First to Care

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FIRST TO CARE: 125 YEARS OF THE ORDER OF ST JOHN IN NEW ZEALAND, 1885-2010 brings to life the history of one of our most ubiquitous and vital charitable organisations. The heavily illustrated book provides a vivid account of public-spiritedness, enterprise and innovation by people involved in St John over the past 125 years, peppered with occasional disputes and setbacks along the way. St John invented and popularised 'first aid' as we know it. It provided medical assistance from the sidelines of our sports fields from as early as 1891 and it played a leading role in disaster relief from its formative days. From humble beginnings it established a nationwide ambulance service that today is the envy of the St John fraternity worldwide.15 Annual report, St John Ambulance Brigade, Dominion ofNew Zealand, 1909, Order of St John, Wanganui. ... outbreak of war in 1914a#39;was requistioned by the Defence Department in 1917 and had to be replaced by another Ford. ... Hamling , T.A., ^ Century of Service: A History of Auckland District Activities 1893-1993, unpublished manuscript, 2005/207, St John Archives, Auckland, 1995, not numbered.

Title:First to Care
Author:Graeme Hunt
Publisher:Oratia Media Ltd - 2009


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