Author(s): Rachel Teen
RSA Country opens the door to the many New Zealanders who have served in the armed forces over the years. Its pages reflect many past sacrifices, it proudly records the present, and it looks, with hope, to the future. In 2008, the 90th year since the end of World War I, Rachel Teen travelled the length of New Zealand with her camera visiting as many of the operating Returned Service Association clubs in the country as possible.
This photographic journal is the result.
A snapshot of the RSA in that year, her travels brought her into contact with the servicemen and women, many of whom were instrumental in laying the foundations for the RSAs we see today, who do so much to keep the memories of their fallen comrades alive, as well as in supporting those who remain.
She also met many others who work in the RSAs, who are active in keeping the spirit of the RSA movement vibrant and of relevance to current and future generations.