Kōrero: The New Zealanders

Women ‘help the Mother Country’

Women ‘help the Mother Country’

Photographed in 1939, this New Zealand woman weaves clothes to be sent to people in Britain, beneath a notice encouraging help for ‘the mother country’. The war confirmed the domestic virtues of New Zealand women and their sense of loyalty to the old country.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 61225-1/2
Photograph by A. W. Powell

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Kiwis', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/1974/women-help-the-mother-country (accessed 8 July 2020)

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