Story: Kiwi

South Canterbury Battalion badge (1st of 3)

South Canterbury Battalion badge

The kiwi has long been a military emblem. It was probably first used by a volunteer unit, the South Canterbury Battalion, in 1886; and its successor, the South Canterbury Regiment, also adopted the motif.

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Private collection, Craig Lester Hooper

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Kiwi - Kiwi and people: early history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/10189/south-canterbury-battalion-badge (accessed 19 September 2018)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 15 May 2015