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Lynn of Tawa

Lynn of Tawa was a character invented by the comedian Ginette McDonald. She became a household name when she appeared on the nation’s television screens in the late 1970s. Lynn satirised New Zealand’s suburban lifestyle and values. She was famous for her stereotypical lower-middle-class accent and grating vowels, highlighted in this television clip.

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Northern suburbs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/13446/lynn-of-tawa (accessed 19 October 2017)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016