Story: The New Zealanders

Welcoming the Duke of Edinburgh, 1869

Welcoming the Duke of Edinburgh, 1869

These colonials showed their affection for the ‘old country’ by making decorated arches of greenery and displaying Union Jacks to welcome the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Alfred, when he visited Lyttelton in 1869. Any sense of being a New Zealander in the later 19th century was always secondary to being British.

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Britons', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 May 2022)

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