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between rural New Zealand, New Zealand identity and War. The two prints reference the conflict between the old school of masculine thought that placed New Zealand’s identity as a first son of Britain and our service to her through war and other endeavours, and the new wave of thought that placed New Zealand’s identity as unique to our own country and firmly placed in it the land and our hard-man colonial history. The reality is that it came from both.

First Son: Memory and Myth, an adjustment of faith  
First Son: Memory and Myth, an adjustment of faith  

First Son is an exploration of cultural change in New Zealand from the 1940s till the 1980susing textiles as medium for communication. It ai...

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