Young women wearing Spanish costume were formally
presented at a débutante ball to mark the first reunion
of the descendants of Manuel José in 1981.
Private collection, McConnell family
Descendants of Manuel José
Manuel José reunion ball
John Wilson, 'Other Western Europeans - Spain and Portugal', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/3824/maori-spanish-debutantes (accessed 6 December 2023)
Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015