Story: Marriage and partnering

Honeymoon couple, 1991

Honeymoon couple, 1991

This photograph of a young honeymooning couple in the rose gardens at Rotorua was taken by the New Zealand Tourist and Publicity Department – and so the 'happy couple' may actually be actors. The thermal area was one of the popular destinations for couples touring New Zealand after marrying, and had been promoted as a tourist destination by the government for decades.

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Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: ABKB 8032 W5234 4/32/4112
Photograph by Ralph Anderson

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Megan Cook, 'Marriage and partnering - Weddings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 May 2017