Story: Dancing

Scottish ball

Scottish ball

Wellington’s Caledonian Society held its first annual ball in 1887. The programme included a list of 22 dances, beginning with the quadrille, followed by polkas, waltzes, lancers, Highland schottisches, reels, a mazurka and finally a galop.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Caledonian Society of Wellington Collection
Reference: Eph-A-BALL-1887-01-cover

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Megan Cook, 'Dancing - Dancing in 19th-century New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2021)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 Sep 2013