Story: Marching teams and cheerleaders

Uniforms: Centennial Exhibition team (2nd of 4)

Uniforms: Centennial Exhibition team

This team, taking part in a massed display at the Centennial Exhibition in Wellington in 1940, wear short skirts, tightly fitted satin tops and peaked caps reminiscent of military band uniforms. Possibly for reasons of economy, they wear sandshoes rather than boots.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: IA 1 2007 62/4/38

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Charlotte Macdonald, 'Marching teams and cheerleaders - The beginnings of marching as a sport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2021)

Story by Charlotte Macdonald, published 5 Sep 2013