Story: Empire and Commonwealth

Empire's star turn

Empire's star turn

A 1930s advertisement for New Zealand apples notes the imperial connection – New Zealand, or its apples, are the British Empire’s ‘star turn’. Modesty had not hampered the colony, which saw itself from the late 19th century as a ‘better Britain’: healthier, fairer and more open.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-E-FRUIT-1930s-01
Lithograph by Edward Cole

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W. David McIntyre, 'Empire and Commonwealth - Trade and empire', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

Story by W. David McIntyre, published 20 Jun 2012