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Uniforms: the Pirates (3rd of 4)

Uniforms: the Pirates

Whangārei team the Pirates stand to attention in their eye-catching uniforms during the costume judging at a competition in the 1940s or 1950s. The chevron stripes on the dresses, hats and boots are striking, and when the team marched the effect was especially dazzling.

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Charlotte Macdonald, 'Marching teams and cheerleaders - The beginnings of marching as a sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 February 2023)

Story by Charlotte Macdonald, published 5 Sep 2013