Story: Auckland region

Auckland Choral Society orchestra

Auckland choral society orchestra

Musical and other cultural societies were prized symbols of urban civilisation, and colonial Auckland was quick to encourage them. The Auckland Choral Society was established in 1855. This montage shows the society’s orchestra – which includes women – in 1884.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland region - Arts and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2024)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 1 Aug 2016