Kōrero: Kiwi

Sling camp kiwi (2 o 3)

Sling camp kiwi

During the First World War, New Zealand soldiers were increasingly referred to as Kiwis, and they seem to have accepted the name. At the end of the war, when New Zealand soldiers in England were waiting at Sling camp on Salisbury Plain to return home, they occupied their time by carving this large kiwi in the chalk hill above the camp.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-WAR-WI-1916-03
Photograph by Fred Wright

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Kiwi - Kiwi and people: early history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/10190/sling-camp-kiwi (accessed 15 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 15 May 2015