Story: Society

Saying grace

Saying grace

The main meal traditionally eaten by New Zealanders consisted of meat, potatoes and vegetables, followed by pudding. Many people also said grace before eating. Both traditions are fading – this photograph was taken in the 1950s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, New Zealand Free Lance Collection (PAColl-0785)
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John Wilson, 'Society - Food, drink and dress', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 June 2024)

Story by John Wilson