Story: Manners and social behaviour

Dress codes

Dress codes

This photograph of the crowd outside the church at the funeral of Nathan Seddon in 1950 shows that the way clothing was worn could be an aspect of manners. The women are all wearing hats, while the men have taken theirs off. Both behaviours signify respect for the place and occasion.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: 114/151/14-G

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Manners and social behaviour - Changing manners', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 November 2023)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013