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Westland centennial stamps

Westland centennial stamps

These stamps were issued in 1960 to commemorate the centenary of the sale of Westland by Māori to the New Zealand government. The two men shown on the stamps were an explorer and a gold digger. By contrast, the woman on the eightpenny stamp was a pioneer mother and homemaker.

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Reference: 1960 Westland Centennial stamp issue

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Jock Phillips, 'European exploration - Discovery and exploration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/postage-stamp/11247/westland-centennial-stamps (accessed 24 April 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007