Story: Rural clothing

Country Women’s Institute conference, 1976

Country Women’s Institute conference, 1976

Banners line the Wellington Town Hall for a three-day conference of the Dominion Federation of Country Women’s Institutes in 1976. The women’s outfits would also have been typical of urban elderly women of that time – no doubt they had dressed up in their town clothes for the occasion.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1976/2533/5

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Bronwyn Labrum, 'Rural clothing - Rural fashion', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Bronwyn Labrum, published 24 Nov 2008