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A black T-Shirt featuring a white circular transfer with a scroll at the bottom. "REPUBLIC OF / WHANGAMOMONA" is written on the scroll. Three darts, a spinning wheel, a pair of knitting needles, a ball of wool, an axe, a dart board, a rugby ball and a rugby goal post are pictured within the circle. "Hanes / XOS - 107cm" is written on a label inside the neckline and "MADE IN N.Z. / BY / SOMA PRESIDENT / TEXTILES" is written on another label in the same spot. other.
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This shirt was purchased in February 1992 from a stall in Whangamomona during Republic Day celebrations. Back in 1989 bureaucratic bungling saw Whangamomona realigned with Wanganui, instead of Taranaki. The locals got a bit upset. A special meeting over a few beers at the pub resulted in Whangamomona declaring itself a republic. Republic Day has now become a regular event.
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