Classic Kiwiana

Classic Kiwiana : An Essential Guide to New Zealand Popular Culture

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Kiwiana is a name that identifies quirky objects and images that have endured changing fads and trends to become our icons, stored in the memories of generations of New Zealanders and recalled with amusement and affection. This book from the authors of the very first Kiwiana Book, New Zealand, New Zealand, is a unique collection of images, distilled from thousands of possibilities, which draws together some of the more colourful threads of our national character. From Number 8 wire to Swanndri, from Weetbix to Wattie's, Classic Kiwiana helps explain life in a country of 40 million sheep, four million people - and a drink that is world famous in New Zealand .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 170 x 172 x 5mm | 138g
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • 0143008625
  • 9780143008620

Author information

Richard Wolfe completed a Bachelors of Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, in 1972. Since then he has worked in museums as a display artist and curator of display, and as a freelance curator and writer. He published his first book Well Made New Zealand: A History of Trademarks in 1987. He has also published five children's books, including Midnight at the Museum (1997), all illustrated by his wife, the artist Pamela Wolfe. They live in Freemans Bay, Auckland.
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