Story: Visitors’ opinions about New Zealand

Eleanor Roosevelt thanks the women of New Zealand (2nd of 2)

The First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt, came to New Zealand for a week in late August 1943, during the Second World War. She visited US servicemen in camps and hospitals, and made a real effort to find out about the activities of New Zealand women. At the end of her visit she recorded this message from the women of the US to the women of New Zealand.

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Reference: Weekly Review 106. National Film Unit, 1943

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Jock Phillips, 'Visitors’ opinions about New Zealand - 20th- and 21st-century travellers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 June 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012