New Napier Carnival Floats

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A photograph of the Plunket Society float in the New Napier Carnival Parade, January 1933.

The New Napier Carnival, held from 21 to 28 January 1933, celebrated the opening of Napier after the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. The float appears to be constructed on the back of a flatbed truck. This is covered with white curtains or sheeting with an a-frame shelter at the head of the truck. Above this structure is a painted image of a stork holding a sheet with a baby inside inside it. Three women dressed as nurses are seated on the back of the truck. The woman in the cape is identified as Sister Mabel Morris. There is a back view of a baby seated in a pram at the end of the float with a nurse at its side.

The float is travelling south along Napier's Marine Parade. Norfolk Pines are visible in the background lining the Parade.

Photographer, unknown.
Date, 1933.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph.
Height x Width: 88 x 140mm
This photograph must be acknowledged to the Hawke’s Bay Art Gallery and Museum (Inc.), Napier. Reference number, Stamp, Stamped
Subject period
Subject date
Jan 1933
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 5193 b
Credit Line
gifted by Mrs L J Schofield
Other number(s)
5193 b, m76/13, 78349


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