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Combined family wedding, 1901 (2nd of 3)

Combined family wedding, 1901

These weddings united the Schollum, Becher, Karl, Lambert and Remiger families. Leading the wedding parties are three musicians, one playing a dudelsack (a central European version of the bagpipes). The sound has been described as ‘a shrill, plaintive and invariant tone’.

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James N. Bade, 'Germans - Early settlements', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 March 2021)

Story by James N. Bade, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015