Procession, Browning Street

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A photograph of a procession coming down Browning Street and turning into Byron Street in the foreground.

The parade is possibly part of the celebrations of the Coronation of Edward VII (crowned 9 August 1902). In the lower part of the image a group of young women are walking in two parallel lines and turning into Byron Street. They are followed at the left by a Māori man on horseback wearing a Kahu Huruhuru, feather cloak, and holding a Taiaha. At the right they are followed by a dray horse pulling a float that consists of young people dressed in Scottish, naval and various costumes holding New Zealand flags. There is also a small mobile canon or gun at the head of the float.

Several men in military uniform follow this aforementioned float down Browning Street on horseback. In the background of the image a large float pulled by dray horses is rounding the corner from Hastings Street into Browning Street. The float appears to imitate a boat and possibly has a band on board.Spectators line both sides of Browning Street and are visible in the distance along Hastings Street.

Hannahs department store is visible on the corner of Hastings and Browning Street. The Popular Auction Mart, or Eames, Rundle and Company Auctioneers premises are visible on Browning Street. In the distance St John's Anglican church is visible at the end of Browning Street.

Photographer, unknown.
Date, unknown. Possibly 1902.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph.
Height x Width: 107 x 153mm
Subject person
Subject period
Subject date
Aug 1902
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 18
Credit Line
donated by Mrs Bear
Other number(s)
18, 78232


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