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Jackson, James Gardner

Collection | Ref # AG-577 | Held by Hocken Collections - Uare Taoka o Hakena

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Jackson, James Gardner


Jackson, James Gardner, -1967

Level of description:



0.21 linear metres

Reference number:



Jackson joined the 1st New Zealand Expeditionary Force as a stretcher bearer. He served with the NZ Field Ambulance at Gallipoli. A photograph he took of Private Richard A Henderson of the New Zealand Field Ambulance carring a wounded man from the battlefield with the aid of a donkey was the model for the painting by Sapper Horace Moore-Jones known as "Simpson and His Donkey".

Scope and contents:
The collection inculdes two diaries written by Jackson, in 1914 & 1915; a letter to his parents 8 July 1915 describing the landing at Anzac Cove and conditions at Gallipoli; photographs of Egypt and Gallipoli including that of Private Henderson and his donkey "Murphy"; and corespondence and newspaper clippings regarding the painting by Sapper H. Moore-Jones and the controversies about it.

Dates covered:

1914 - 1989

Access conditions:

Not restricted

Finding aids:

Listed on the 'Hakena' archives and manuscripts catalogue.

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Gallipoli · Egypt


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