Story: Waikato region

Ball dance card (3rd of 4)

In June 1865, during a cold Hamilton winter when there were food shortages, the officers of the Fourth Waikato Militia decided to hold a ball. This programme is a relic of that occasion – one of the few bright spots in a grim year.

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Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato region - European settlement and population', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 1 Jul 2015