The Bulford Kiwi : the kiwi we left behind / Colleen Brown.
By: Brown, Colleen.Material type: BookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : David Bateman Ltd, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869539849; 1869539842.Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, New Zealand | World War, 1914-1918 -- Monuments -- England -- Bulford (Wiltshire) -- History | Military camps -- England -- Bulford (Wiltshire) -- History | Historic sites -- England -- Bulford (Wiltshire)DDC classification: 940.393
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|Heritage & Archives||Alexander Library | Te Rerenga Mai o Te Kauru Heritage Collections||Heritage Collections (Glassroom)||940.3 BRO||Available|
|Non-Fiction||Davis (Central) Library Non-Fiction||Non-Fiction||940.393 BRO||Available|
|Non-Fiction||Davis (Central) Library Non-Fiction||Non-Fiction||940.393 BRO||Checked out||01/11/2019|
Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Little known story from after WW1, when NZ troops waited months in Sling Camp in southern England after the war ended to get a ship home. * Rioting in the camp led to plans to keep troops busy by cutting a giant Kiwi into the chalk hill behind the camp. * The Bulford Kiwi has become a monument built by soldiers, not governments, for themselves and their mates. * In 2017 the Bulford Kiwi was made a protected heritage site by UK government.
Includes bibliographical references: (pages 157-170) and index.
Foreword / Danny Fisher -- Introduction -- Part one (1. Home shores on the horizon: November 1918 ; 2. Demobilisation: November-December 1918 -- 3. Sling camp: January-February 1919 ; 4. The Sling Camp riots: March 1919 ; 5. The day of reckoning: March 1919 ; 6. Restitution: April 1919 ; 7. Constructing the Kiwi: April-June 1919) -- Part two (8. The Kiwi revisited: 1920-1950 ; 9. Saving the Kiwi: 1950-1971 ; 10. The modern day Kiwi: 1971 to the present day) -- Postscript.
"The Bulford Kiwi was created in 1919 by New Zealand troops waiting to go home at the end of World War One. Originally carved as a chore to occupy the hours of waiting for a ship back to New Zealand, it became an emblem to be proud of and a cherished link to home. For many of those involved in its construction, and later its resurrection, the Bulford Kiwi came to represent all those servicemen who had passed through Sling Camp, especially those who would never go home"--Back cover.