Story: Families: a history

Wedding party, Wairarapa, 1909

Wedding party, Wairarapa, 1909

Te Haumihiata Te Atua and Wi Te Tau pose with members of their wedding party in 1909. The men are soberly dressed in dark morning suits, shirts with wing collars, and bow ties. The women wear more elaborate clothes decorated with lace, frills and tucks. The bride's attendants are all in white. All the women, apart from the bride, wear large decorated hats, while the two page boys are dressed in clothes that mimic European clothing of an earlier era.

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Ian Pool and Rosemary Du Plessis, 'Families: a history - Late 19th and early 20th century families', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30199/wedding-party-wairarapa-1909 (accessed 26 April 2019)

Story by Ian Pool and Rosemary Du Plessis, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jul 2017