Story: Intermarriage

Captain Flowers and companion

Captain Flowers and companion

Holding the telescope that symbolises his profession, Captain Flowers poses with an unidentified woman in this photograph, taken in Whanganui in 1878. The woman, who may be from the West Indies, accompanied Flowers to New Zealand. She is an example of the non-Māori intermarriage partners who arrived in New Zealand from this period.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, William James Harding Collection (PAColl-3042)
Reference: 1/4-005003-G
Photograph by William James Harding

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How to cite this page:

Angela Wanhalla, 'Intermarriage - Intermarriage in colonial society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30247/captain-flowers-and-companion (accessed 9 April 2020)

Story by Angela Wanhalla, published 5 May 2011