Story: Birthdays and wedding anniversaries

Turning 21: a joint celebration (1st of 4)

Turning 21: a joint celebration

Twins Bruce and Betty Andrews blow out the candles on their matching cakes at their 21st birthday party in 1961. Beside each cake is a large key, symbolising the adult freedom to which they are now entitled.

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Puke Ariki - Taranaki Museum & Library, Swainson/Woods Collection
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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Birthdays and wedding anniversaries - Birthday rituals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013