Story: Nation and government

'A Buzzy Bee for Siulolovao'

'A Buzzy Bee for Siulolovao'

Countless Kiwi children have pulled behind them the bright wooden Buzzy Bee, which has become a piece of ‘kiwiana’ – everyday items which contribute to a sense of New Zealand identity. In this 1977 work, artist Robin White has put the toy above a typical New Zealand villa.

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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki
Screenprint by Robin White

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John Wilson, 'Nation and government - Nationhood and identity', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2024)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Sep 2016