Kōrero: Beauty contests

Miss Caroline Bay contest, Timaru, around 1965 (4 o 4)

Beauty contests were an annual summer event at coastal holiday spots and some are still held in the early 2000s. Here, contestant number 13 poses at the end of the catwalk at the Miss Caroline Bay competition in Timaru, around 1965. The huge crowd must have been a daunting sight for some contestants, but this woman looks pretty comfortable.

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South Canterbury Museum
Reference: 3709

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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/zoomify/38682/miss-caroline-bay-contest-timaru-around-1965 (accessed 12 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013, updated 23 Dec 2015