Kōrero: Body shape and dieting

Recruitment poster

Recruitment poster

Advertising for recruits in 1890, the Wellington Rifle Company was particularly interested in applicants' height and chest measurements. The specified minimum height of 5 feet 6 inches (168 centimetres) seems short by modern standards but was probably above average for a late-19th-century New Zealand man.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-B-ARMY-1890-01

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Caroline Daley, 'Body shape and dieting - Average heights and weights', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/ephemera/41387/recruitment-poster (accessed 6 February 2023)

He kōrero nā Caroline Daley, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013