Maori theme on two ANZAC stamps

0
97

Two stamps with a Maori theme in this year’s New Zealand Post’s ANZAC stamp issue have personal significance for series co-ordinator James Te Puni from Ngati Porou.

ngarimuWaatea News reports the $1 stamp depicts the posthumous award ceremony for the Victoria Cross winner, Second Lieutenant Te Moananui a Kiwa Ngarimu.

The $2.80 stamp shows veteran Rei Rautahi visiting a cemetery in Sangro, Italy, the resting place for 2600 allied soldiers including 355 New Zealanders.

Mr Te Puni says working with the Returned & Services Association on the ANZAC collection is an annual highlight for New Zealand Post’s stamps division.

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/stories/2010/04/24/1247fea2ce57

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.