Kōrero: Manners and social behaviour

Master Hackett in mourning

Master Hackett in mourning

An 1870s studio portrait of young Master Hackett of Whanganui shows him wearing a black armband – a sign that he was mourning the recent death of a close relative. Wearing black clothes, black armbands or mourning jewellery for a defined period was a sign of respect for the dead and a way of conveying news of a bereavement to others. It was an important aspect of Victorian etiquette.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, William James Harding Collection (PAColl-3042)
Reference: 1/4-005155-G
Photograph by William James Harding

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Manners and social behaviour - Nineteenth-century manners', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/39831/master-hackett-in-mourning (accessed 15 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Nancy Swarbrick, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013