Story: The New Zealanders

The kiwi and the lion (2nd of 3)

The kiwi and the lion

Three years after the 1905 All Blacks tour, Trevor Lloyd again expressed the nation's pride concerning another victory over the old country. The occasion was the third test in Auckland in July 1908 when the All Blacks defeated an Anglo-Welsh team 29–0. By then the kiwi had replaced the moa as the bird symbol of the country.

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - A man’s country', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 20 May 2015