Story: Kiwi

Stamps (2nd of 2)


The first kiwi appeared on a New Zealand stamp in 1900, and since then they have regularly graced letters posted in New Zealand. Here is a small selection. Clockwise from top left: an Ōkārito brown kiwi (rowi), which was a joint issue with France in 2000; a stamp issued to mark the Boy Scouts Pan-Pacific Jamboree in 1959; an unusual, round one-dollar stamp issued in 1988; another 1988 stamp showing a North Island brown kiwi; and the second kiwi stamp, which appeared in 1935.

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Kiwi - Kiwi and people: early history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

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