Floats on Emerson Street, New Napier Carnival
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Several other woman are visible in the background including one holding a flute and wearing a headdress reading: Poetry. She presumably represents Euterpe the Greek muse of Poetry. At the very back of the float is a woman holding a book and wearing academic gowns and a mortarboard hat. Several other floats constructed around motor vehicles follow down the street. Spectators line the street. There are many onlookers seated on top of the shop awnings and in the windows of buildings.
The New Napier Carnival, held from 21 to 28 January 1933, celebrated the opening of Napier after the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake.