Milford Sound – A Majestic Wonder In New Zealand
Mitre Peak stands above Milford Sound in the Fiordland region of New Zealand. It apparently resembles the mitre hat worn by Bishops. It is one of the countries most visited and photographed natural features.
Buzzy Bee is a small pull along child's toy. It was produced in massive numbers in the 1950-80's. Made from wood with small springs for the antennae. When pulled along by the string it would click and the wings would rotate. It was a favourite with generations of New Zealand children and many grandparents still buy one for their mokopuna today. Unfortunately the toy is now manufactured overseas and some parts are now plastic.
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Whale Rider (2002) Directed by Niki Caro. Stars: Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rawiri Paratene, Vicky Haughton, Cliff Curtis. RARELY SEEN Original Australian one sheet movie poster 27" x 40" rolled, fine - very fine unused condition, minor edge wear.
Colin Meads was a King Country farmer who played for the All Balcks for 14 years (1957-71). Often considered to be one of our greatest players, he was famous for his hard uncompromising play and his fierce determination to win. Part of an enormously successful 1960's team he epitomised the quiet determined Kiwi bloke.
Who really was first to climb Mount Everest?
The enduring controversy over who was first to climb Mount Everest could soon be settled after an Australian adventurer set off to find evidence that British climber Andrew "Sandy" Irvine was first to scale the peak.
The Kauri tree is a native of New Zealand. It is one of the largest trees (by volume) in existence. There are very few left as widespread logging in the 19th century depleted most stands. The largest remaining tree is Tane Mahuta (Lord of the Forest) in the Waipoua Forest in Northland. This picture is of "Te Matua Ngahere" (Father of the Forest) is the second largest but probably the oldest of the remaining Kauri trees and is estimated to exceed 2000 years.
The All Blacks are the national rugby football team. The name relates to their uniform and a misquote from their 1905 tour. Black has become a major theme of their Adidas advertising. This image was placed onto a Air NZ 737 for the 2003 RWC campaign.
Vegemite - Wikipedia
In New Zealand most people can be divided into those who love Vegemite and those who hate it. A by-product of the brewing industry it is made from yeast. Generally spread thinly over toast it is a breakfast meal, although it can also be used in soups to add flavour. Some people prefer the taste of Marmite which is a similar product, although many foreigners cannot see the appeal of either.
The Pavolva is a large meringue that is covered in fresh cream and fruit. Its origins are claimed by both NZ and Australia. It is accepted it was named after the famed ballerina Anna Pavlova who visited Australasia in the early 20th century. In most households in the 1930-80's a Pavolva was usually central to desserts served at important ocassions.
Corriedale sheep were the first breed of sheep developed in New Zealand. The ability to refrigerate meat saw a massive development in Sheep farming after 1882. At times there were as many as 20 sheep for every New Zealander. This meant that many people depended upon sheep or affiliated industries for their living. Today this has fallen to about 5 per person.
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Kate Sheppard, suffragist leader
Kate Sheppard, the head of the franchise and legislation department of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, became the most prominent leader of the suffrage campaign.
Colim McCahon was apainter who emerged in New Zealand with a new and distinctive style. Many of his works challenged the norms of what was and wasn't art. Some contained a strong religious theme. This is his painting 'A question of faith'.
Ernest Rutherford was a scientist who worked in Cambridge, studying physics. He was the first to split the atom. His work would eventually lead to the Manhattan Project, but also to the many Nuclear power stations around the world.
The Cathedral in Christchurch was built in the 19th century and is an iconic building situated as it is in the cities main square. It suffered severe damage in the 2 earthquakes on 2009/10.