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Dancing the night away, 1957

Dancing the night away, 1957

Rock ’n’ roll jamborees attracted thousands of people to the Wellington Town Hall. This 1957 photograph shows people in the balcony above the dance floor watching the dancers; reports at the time described dancing in the aisles and seating areas. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1957/0643-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.

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How to cite this page:

Megan Cook, 'Dancing - Jazz to rock ’n’ roll', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2021)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 Sep 2013