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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1LBIVphcjQ Short documentary about the NZ-Ethiopia connection, during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War. UNICEF NZ came into
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 14, 2010
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1LBIVphcjQ

      Short documentary about the NZ-Ethiopia connection, during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War.
      UNICEF NZ came into possession of a certain treasure which proves NZ's support for Ethiopian independence from colonialist invasion.


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      http://www.unicef.org.nz/article/1455/historicnzlinkeddiplomaticphotogoesonebayforchildren.html

      * UNICEF News

      Historic NZ-linked diplomatic photo goes on ebay for children
      18th June 2010

      The silver-framed and signed photo of Emperor Haile Selassie which was presented to Sir William Jordan in 1942. Enlarge this image +
      A silver-framed photograph of Emperor Haile Selassie, presented in 1942 to Sir William Jordan, the then NZ High Commissioner in London, has gone on ebay to raise funds for UNICEF's work with children in the developing world.

      The framed photo was presented in recognition of Sir William's support for Ethiopia after it was invaded by Italy in October 1935. New Zealand was one of a small number of countries that did not recognise Italian sovereignty over Ethiopia.

      Sir William was a New Zealand Member of Parliament between 1922 and 1936. From 1936-1951 he held the post of New Zealand High Commissioner in London. Sir William died in 1958.

      After his death, the framed photograph passed to Sir William's family and was recently gifted to the UNICEF NZ as a way of raising funds to support UNICEF's life-saving work with children in developing countries. It is expected the auction will raise at least US$1,000.

      The auction will close on Monday 28 June.
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