Story: The New Zealanders

Ngāpuhi nursing sisters, Whāngārei, 1901

Ngāpuhi nursing sisters, Whāngārei, 1901

Although neither Māori nor women served in the New Zealand armed forces in the South African War, they shared in the new soldierly identification. These Ngāpuhi nurses are dressed up in uniforms to collect funds for the war.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - A man’s country', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1959/ngapuhi-nursing-sisters-whangarei-1901 (accessed 18 November 2019)

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