Story: Political values

A New Zealand soldier's ingenuity

This short film from 1944 features a New Zealand solider in the Pacific during the Second World War who has invented his own washing machine and wringer. The film expresses a nationalistic pride in Kiwi ingenuity, which is seen as being a distinctive value of the country's people.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 142. National Film Unit, 1944

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Stephen Levine, 'Political values - Political values and the ‘Kiwi’ way of life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 July 2021)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 20 Jun 2012