Kōrero: Auckland region

Auckland Choral Society orchestra

Auckland Choral Society orchestra

Musical and other cultural societies were prized symbols of urban civilisation, and colonial Auckland was quick to encourage them. The Auckland Choral Society was established in 1855. This montage shows the society’s orchestra – which includes women – in 1884.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland region - Arts and culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15915/auckland-choral-society-orchestra (accessed 11 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Margaret McClure, updated 1 Aug 2016