Story: Brass and pipe bands

Caledonian Pipe Band of Southland, 1898

Caledonian Pipe Band of Southland, 1898

Southland's Caledonian Pipe Band was photographed while attending the Otago Jubilee celebrations in 1898. The Caledonian Pipe Band was New Zealand's first civilian pipe band, formed in 1896 by members of the Invercargill Caledonian Society. The band's attendance at the Otago Jubilee was important in promoting the growth of pipe bands;  Dunedin's first civilian pipe band was formed just a few weeks after the event.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dunedin Gaelic Society Collection
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Peter Clayworth, 'Brass and pipe bands - Pipe bands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 August 2022)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 22 Oct 2014