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Hastings Blossom Festival queen and princess, 1962 (3 o 4)

Hastings Blossom Festival queen and princess, 1962

In addition to the nationwide Miss New Zealand contests, local contests were held at community festivals. Here, the Hastings Blossom Festival queen of 1962 gives the royal wave to festival-goers during the street parade. The festival princess, Janice Troup, is in the foreground swathed in a pink quilted gown.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Beauty contests - Beauty contests, 19th century to the 1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/38681/hastings-blossom-festival-queen-and-princess-1962 (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 23 Dec 2015