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Jewellery Box

This ornate jewellery box which was a souvenir of Mack Stevenson’s time serving as part of JayForce – the force that occupied Japan after the end of World War II. Stevenson also served during the Korean War and had a long history with the New Zealand Army after starting as a signalman in Divisional Signals in World War II. The jewellery box, with its intricate relief of a dragon, is a fine example of the sort of souvenirs soldiers brought home after their time in Japan.