Kōrero: Eating

Saying grace, 1958

Saying grace, 1958

Saying grace – giving thanks to God for food before eating a meal – was once a common practice, but its use declined throughout the 20th century as regular church-going decreased. Here, kindergarten children are saying grace at a party held at Karori West School in Wellington in 1958. The child at left seems far more interested in watching the others say grace than actually doing it.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1958/1269-F

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:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Eating - Table etiquette', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/38620/saying-grace-1958 (accessed 5 August 2021)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013