Shipping Trunk

A remarkable shipping trunk, and can be found nestled amongst the Accoutrements and Social History’s luggage collection. The trunk by itself is a notable object of fine craftsmanship, but it has added significance because it was used by one of New Zealand’s nurses during World War I. The trunk is named to 22/542 Staff Nurse Florence de Lisle who trained in Napier before leaving New Zealand during the war. She cared for men in both Egypt and England during and following the conflict.