Monday, 22 November 2010
digitalnz and my Dad!
digitalnz is a portal to many museum collections that are online in New Zealand. I never expected to be not only informed but shocked when I consulted it recently and found a bit of information that is not only incorrect, it is also inaccurate. So, now I have to get the on-line information altered. That may not be easy so I will give a report back.
Here is what I looked at. I give both the Auckland Museum collection portal:
and the digitalnz portal:
This is the entry:
Ronald Charles Brownson
World War II, 1939-1945
FIRST KNOWN RANK
OCCUPATION BEFORE ENLISTMENT
NEXT OF KIN
Mrs E. Brownson (mother), 13 Mamie Street, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand
DESCRIPTION OF IMAGE
Cartoon/painting of Joe Glenn in Rome in September 1945. Shown lying under a wine cask drinking from the tap.
Cartoon/painting of Jo Glenn and Ronald Brownson. Both men shows holding onto posts, carrying wine and gin bottles, with red noses, saying to one another "Are you Joe", "Are you Ron'. These drawings may be with work of Ronald Brownson - to be confirmed.
What is wrong is this: Dad was not a butcher and he never drank gin!