Story: Parades and protest marches

Procesh (1st of 3)


The annual ‘procesh’ or capping parades organised by university students were an opportunity to engage in high jinks, bawdiness and cross-dressing. This is the ‘Queen of Sheba’, a participant in the 1928 Victoria College parade in Wellington. His skirt appears to be made from a New Zealand Truth newspaper.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP-0164-1/2; G

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Ben Schrader, 'Parades and protest marches - Parades, 1890 to 1950', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010