Story: Rural clothing

Becoming a citizen (3rd of 4)

Becoming a citizen

In 1998, when English-born Anni Watkins received New Zealand citizenship, she dressed in a black singlet, wore gumboots (‘green bands’), draped a roll of no. 8 fencing wire over her shoulder, and dragged a Buzzy Bee toy – all symbols of New Zealand. In this photograph she is showing her daughter, Neli Padgett, her certificate of citizenship.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 9 April 1998

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Bronwyn Labrum, 'Rural clothing - Black singlets and bush shirts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18511/becoming-a-citizen (accessed 21 February 2020)

Story by Bronwyn Labrum, published 24 Nov 2008