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Oceania/Other : New Zealand - Scott# B1 - Lovely stamp but .. . what necklace is she wearing?

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smauggie
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04 Apr 2021
01:21:51pm
So I was taking a closer look at this stamp and was wondering what necklace she is wearing.
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04 Apr 2021
01:39:07pm
re: New Zealand - Scott# B1 - Lovely stamp but .. . what necklace is she wearing?

It turns out this is the pendant I was asking about.

It is pretty easy to guess that NZRN stands for New Zealand Registered Nurse. I am still not sure whether this is just for identification or an award, or what exactly.

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04 Apr 2021
01:42:00pm
re: New Zealand - Scott# B1 - Lovely stamp but .. . what necklace is she wearing?

From Wikipedia,
"The design for the 1929 Christmas Seal features a nurse, the inscription "HELP STAMP OUT TUBERCULOSIS", and the postage and charity denominations. In 1930 the stamp was reissued with the inscription "HELP PROMOTE HEALTH". In accordance with the 1929 Finance Act, these stamps both sold for two pennies, with one penny for postage, and one penny for charity. The nurse image was drawn by L. C. Mitchell from a photograph supplied by Phillip Norton Cryer, New Zealand Director General of Post and Telegraph, of his niece, a registered nurse, Nellie Rebecca Burt, born 4 October 1904 and trained as a nurse at Napier Hospital, purely for it suitability and the frame by staff at the Government Printing Office. This was Mitchell's first stamp design; he continued as one of New Zealand's most prolific stamp designers until the 1970s."
Perhaps it was the badge of the hospital in Napier where she worked.

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04 Apr 2021
09:04:54pm
re: New Zealand - Scott# B1 - Lovely stamp but .. . what necklace is she wearing?

This is from a website;

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NurseBadges

Name/Title
New Zealand Registered Nurse

About this object
New Zealand Registration Badge.

More Recent version issued to A Gilchrist.

The NZRN five pointed star medal dates back to when New Zealand first introduced the Nurses' Registration Act on 12 September 1901, being the first country in the world to legally require nurses to be registered.

The star encloses a Red Cross as an emblem of the blood and the Cross of Christ. The white background stands for the purity expected in the life of a nurse; blue stands for honour and loyalty, and gold for charity. The Medal was designed as a symbol of service in the alleviation of suffering."



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04 Apr 2021
09:06:46pm
re: New Zealand - Scott# B1 - Lovely stamp but .. . what necklace is she wearing?

This from another site;


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"Other fees (registration)
Service Fee payable
Medal replacement - registered nurse $70.00
Medal replacement - enrolled nurse $70.00
Medal new graduate - registered nurse $26.00
Medal new graduate - enrolled nurse $17.00
Medal bar only $10.00"



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04 Apr 2021
09:21:13pm
re: New Zealand - Scott# B1 - Lovely stamp but .. . what necklace is she wearing?

And here is the origin of it all;


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"NZ Registered Nurse badge - The designer of the Five Pointed Star Badge was Mrs Grace Neill, who was appointed assistant inspector of hospitals in New Zealand in 1895. Mrs Neill was successful in having the State Registration for Nurses Act passed in 1901, and was a foundation member of the International Council of Nurses. The badge was first issued in 1901. The Five-Pointed Star badge of the New Zealand Registered Nurses was the recognised badge of those connected with Medicine and "originated with the Priests of the Temple of Isis - who had become a powerful body of healing - To secure admission of reliable and worthy men Oaths of Allegiance were sworn upon a representation of a five-point star - Each point of the star was of peculiar import representing volition, fidelity, or intellect and were explained to the candidate for admission as follows- 1. The Hand. That my hand shall be ever extended to help, comfort and relieve the sick and suffering. 2. The Foot. That my feet shall not falter, loiter or linger, when journeying to alleviate the suffering of the sick. 3. The Knee. That my knee shall bow in supplication to Almighty Ra, for aid in my endeavour to succour and relieve the sick and the suffering. 4. The Breast. That my breast shall be a safe and sacred repository for any secret entrusted to me or divulged during the sickness of delirium, or otherwise obtained. 5. The Head. That I will constantly pursue the study of the secret arts. That I will exercise my knowledge to the benefit of the suffering mental or bodily distress and that I will disseminate such knowledge among others that my preceptors may authorise and direct." From- The Origin of the Five Point Star- Kai Tiaki - the journal of the nurses of New Zealand, Volume IX, Issue 1, January 1916"



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04 Apr 2021
09:32:35pm
re: New Zealand - Scott# B1 - Lovely stamp but .. . what necklace is she wearing?

Thanks Musicman, amazing what path a stamp can take us along. Keeps the old grey matter (well mine anyway)working a bit longer.

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04 Apr 2021
10:47:35pm
re: New Zealand - Scott# B1 - Lovely stamp but .. . what necklace is she wearing?

Thanks for all that great information! I wonder what year those service fees were issued for. Seems awfully expensive for 1929-30.

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06 Apr 2021
09:13:37pm
re: New Zealand - Scott# B1 - Lovely stamp but .. . what necklace is she wearing?

You're right, Antonio - they seem like high fees.

I didn't see any dates on the site I got it from....must be quite recent though, which seems to indicate that the badges were still in use quite recently.

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