Story: Birthdays and wedding anniversaries

A golden wedding illuminated address

This magnificent illuminated address was presented by the citizens of Auckland to Sir William Fox on the occasion of his golden wedding in 1892. It praised his achievements as a statesman and his work on behalf of temperance. Lady Fox also got a brief mention.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: MSY-6841

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Birthdays and wedding anniversaries - Wedding-anniversary rituals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 Sep 2013