Kōrero: Marriage and partnering

Donnelly–Perry wedding: welcome (1 o 2)

Donnelly–Perry wedding: welcome

When Maud Donnelly married Frank Perry in 1899, her mother Airini’s Ngāti Kahungunu relatives took part in the ceremony. They are shown here welcoming the 600 guests to the wedding. The woman in front performs a pūkana and waves greenery, a signal for visitors to come forward.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PAColl-5584-02

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Megan Cook, 'Marriage and partnering - Marriage in traditional Māori society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/30765/donnelly-perry-wedding-welcome (accessed 19 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Megan Cook, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, updated 1 May 2017