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Ōhingaiti ball

Ōhingaiti ball

Ōhingaiti locals not only brought Henry Rudolph’s band from Wellington to play at their winter ball in 1938, they also hoped to lure Wellingtonians to dance the night away at the ‘event of the season’. The ‘up’ train arrived from Wellington at 8.15 p.m., and the ‘down’ train left at 2.10 a.m.

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui places - Taihape district', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015