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Morris dancers

Morris dancers

Few exclusively English traditions were brought to New Zealand, but one of these was morris dancing. Here, the ‘black joke’ is being performed for patrons of the Wellington pub Britannia.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1986/0874/4a
Photograph by Greg King

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Terry Hearn, 'English - Importance and influence', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/1888/morris-dancers (accessed 26 April 2019)

Story by Terry Hearn, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015