Kōrero: The New Zealanders

Her Excellency’s knitting book

Her Excellency’s knitting book

While the men won fame for New Zealand overseas, the women at home established a strong sense of the distinctive qualities of the New Zealand woman. She was a patient mother and a strong servant of the British Empire, sending parcels of biscuits and knits to the front. After the war, a long-suffering mother was always included in ceremonies to unveil war memorials.

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Private collection, Heather Nicholson

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Empire’s loyal sons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/3563/her-excellencys-knitting-book (accessed 8 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 20 May 2015