Kōrero: Beauty contests

Miss Horowhenua competition, around 1926

A beauty contest for Horowhenua women was held around 1926 at the De Luxe Theatre in Levin. The women did not appear on stage in person, but their photos were displayed in the theatre, as was customary at the time. The identities of the lucky winners are not known.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Beauty contests - Beauty contests, 19th century to the 1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/38678/miss-horowhenua-competition-around-1926 (accessed 22 September 2023)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Dec 2015