Kōrero: Smoking

Kiwi and Aussie cobbers smoking

Kiwi and Aussie cobbers smoking

This Second World War postcard illustrates mateship between Australian and New Zealand soldiers, with men of the two countries sharing a smoke. Both world wars greatly encouraged the spread of smoking, and military authorities provided cigarettes and tobacco as part of normal rations. Smoking was seen as a way to calm the nerves of men caught up in frightening and stressful situations.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-WAR-WII-1940s-04

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Smoking - Cigarettes rule: 1900–1960', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/38970/kiwi-and-aussie-cobbers-smoking (accessed 18 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013