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