Story: The New Zealanders

Fred Dagg

In the early 1970s the satirist John Clarke invented the comic figure of the black-singletted, gumboot- wearing Fred Dagg. As urban culture began to develop, some people began to laugh at these traditional stereotypes.

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Jock Phillips, 'The New Zealanders - Ordinary blokes and extraordinary sheilas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/1981/fred-dagg (accessed 21 October 2017)

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