Sunday, April 26, 2009

Word of the week 27 April - 3 May 2009 KIWIANA

Certain items and icons from New Zealand's cultural heritage are often called Kiwiana. Items of kiwiana are generally those which are either unique to or particularly common to New Zealand, particularly from the early and mid twentieth century. Although the term is sometimes used to describe any and all New Zealand icons, it is more commonly used to describe pop culture items such as toys or branded foods. Kiwiana is generally seen as a form of kitsch. Click on the images below to enlarge them and find out more.

Photos of NZ icons or 'kiwiana' set to the music of Dave Dobbyn and Th' Dudes.
Pictures are of: Th' Dudes, All Blacks, Anzac Day, Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, Fred Dagg, Milford Sound, Goodbye Pork Pie, Jandals, Sheep, Garage Sale Sign, Footrot Flats, Mount Taranaki, Cows, Goodnight Kiwi, Split Enz, Greenpeace, Rainbow Warrior, Rainbow Warrior after the Bombing, Nuclear Free Badges, Smash Palace, Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay, Mount Everest, 4Square Icon, Horse Racing, L&P, Once Were Warrior, no. 8 Fencing Wire, State Housing, Rachel Hunter/Tip Top, NZ Music Month Icon, Sweetwaters Music Festival, Paua shell, Paua House, Bluff, Kaimanawa Horses, Americas Cup Racing, Moeraki boulders, Bungee Jumping off the Kawerau Bridge, Cardrona Hotel (from the Speights ads), 1981 Springbok tour, The Protests, Pohutakawa Tree, Beach Bach, Wizard of Christchurch, Raglan, Dame Whina Cooper and child.

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