Story: The New Zealanders

Women ‘help the Mother Country’

Women ‘help the Mother Country’

Photographed in 1939, this New Zealand woman weaves clothes to be sent to people in Britain, beneath a notice encouraging help for ‘the mother country’. The war confirmed the domestic virtues of New Zealand women and their sense of loyalty to the old country.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: 61225-1/2
Photograph by A. W. Powell

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Kiwis', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1974/women-help-the-mother-country (accessed 18 October 2019)

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