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A traditional wedding

A traditional wedding

This Muslim wedding took place in Dunedin in 1991. Brian McCormack (behind girl in foreground) and his wife Ati Gantika McCormack (née Soewarno, right, under umbrella) re-enacted the ceremony which had earlier taken place in Indonesia, where they met. Brian McCormack became a Muslim while in Indonesia, and the wedding involved ancient traditions such as being given a meal by their parents for the last time.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 26 August 1991, p. 3.

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Carl Walrond, 'Indonesians - Culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/903/a-traditional-wedding (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2015