enquiry about a Christmas tree
Gifts on a Christmas tree came under the eagle eye of the law on 6 August 1908.
An Auckland church fundraising committee wanted to sell tickets for gifts on a Christmas tree but was concerned that in so doing it might breach the Gaming and Lotteries Act. The Colonial secretary reassured them that unless articles on the tree were disposed of by “raffle or chance” it would not be a lottery and thus was exempt.
Shown here is the letter of enquiry from fundraiser R. E. Evans
ACGO 8333 IA1/1045/ 1908/2162
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