In 1998, when English-born Anni Watkins received New Zealand citizenship, she dressed in a black singlet, wore gumboots (‘green bands’), draped a roll of no. 8 fencing wire over her shoulder, and dragged a Buzzy Bee toy – all symbols of New Zealand. In this photograph she is showing her daughter, Neli Padgett, her certificate of citizenship.
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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 9 April 1998
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