Country Queen float, Queen Carnival Campaign

Production date
08 Nov 1952
Current rights
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About this object
A photograph of the Country Queen float that formed part of a procession to Windsor Park held in Hastings on 8 November 1952 as part of the Hastings and District War Memorial Appeal, Queen Carnival Campaign. The float is decorated with wool and spring flowers. The Country Queen, Mrs Gladys Elizabeth Jane Hudson (née Lyons), is seated at the back of the float. Two flower girls, Sally Stead and Juliet Barker, are seated at her feet. Her three Maids of Honour, Misses Marian Stead, Kathleen Beamish, and Josephine Glazebrook, are seated at the front of the float.

The photograph has been taken on Heretaunga Street West. The Ruahine Building (built 1937) can be seen on the left. Among the businesses that are visible along the street are Baird's Drapery, Hallenstein Brothers Limited, Foster Brooks (bookseller, stationer), Woolworths, Land and Heighway Limited, and the Pacific Hotel.

Photographer, unknown.
Production date
08 Nov 1952
Production period
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Black and white photograph glued to an album page.
Height x Width: 103 x 159mm
Height x Width x Depth/Length: 224 x 312 x 40mm
The Country Queen's float, Inscription, Handwritten
Subject period
Subject date
08 Nov 1952
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 17043
Credit Line
gifted by Mrs Louise Ross
Other number(s)
m2003/82, 17043, 85627


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