Two women enjoy afternoon tea in the garden, about 1912. The elaborate hats they are wearing suggest that this was a formal visit. In New Zealand the practice of paying calls evolved into the rituals of morning and afternoon tea. These were occasions when women could socialise together in their homes.
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