National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand : Military History & Army War Museum

Artefact of the Week: Bandage

Artefact of the Week: Bandage

Friday, June 29th, 2012

This week’s museum artefact is a bandage. At first glance this item appears to be an unremarkable bandage still in its original packaging, but the key to its significance is where it has been. This bandage was part of an Army medic’s kit on duty at Christchurch’s CTV building following the devastating earthquake on 22 February, 2011. The bandage is in the collection as a reminder of the work the New Zealand Army did on that terrible day and the days following to help the shattered city and its inhabitants.

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