Kōrero: First World War

The chalk kiwi at Sling camp

The chalk kiwi at Sling camp

This huge kiwi was carved in the chalk hillside above Sling camp in Bulford, near Salisbury in England, while the New Zealand troops were awaiting shipment back home. The delays in repatriation had sparked several riots in the camps, so the officers set the men to work carving this kiwi. The figure is now maintained by the British Ministry of Defence.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Margaret Johnson Collection (PAColl-6129)
Reference: PAColl-6129-02

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:

Ian McGibbon, 'First World War - Western Front, 1918', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34138/the-chalk-kiwi-at-sling-camp (accessed 28 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Ian McGibbon, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012