Story: Parades and protest marches

Procesh (1st of 3)


The annual ‘procesh’ or capping parades organised by university students were an opportunity for them 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 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 4 July 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010