Kōrero: Brass and pipe bands

Taihape brass band at the band rotunda (3 o 4)

Taihape brass band at the band rotunda

Members of  a Taihape brass band are shown at the local band rotunda, around 1912. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries communities around New Zealand built band rotundas, which served as both sites for public entertainment and marks of civic pride. The Taihape Coronation Band Rotunda was completed in 1912, commemorating the coronation of George V in 1911. The rotunda was financed by a combination of government funds and community contributions. The photo is probably of a band practice, as the members are not wearing their uniforms.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library, Taihape and District Historical and Museum Collection
Reference: 1/2-095047-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.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Clayworth, 'Brass and pipe bands - Early military and brass bands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/43236/taihape-brass-band-at-the-band-rotunda (accessed 28 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Peter Clayworth, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014