Story: Marriage and partnering

Donnelly–Perry wedding: welcome (1st of 2)

Donnelly–Perry wedding: welcome

When Maud Donnelly married Frank Perry in 1899, her mother Airini’s Ngāti Kahungunu relatives took part in the ceremony. They are shown here welcoming the 600 guests to the wedding. The woman in front performs a pūkana and waves greenery, a signal for visitors to come forward.

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Megan Cook, 'Marriage and partnering - Marriage in traditional Māori society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 May 2017