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This event is believed to be the start of the 1927 Jubilee celebrations. A large procession was held 2 March 1927, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Borough of Palmerston North.The procession included the Salvation Army band, the Municipal Band, decorated vehicles, historic cars and farm equipment and a Māori waka on wheels. The procession was reported to be over a mile long and as it moved around Te Marae O Hine/The Square and was watched by tens of thousands of people.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2014N_Sq356_008711
Title
Procession in The Square
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Sq 356
Date
March 2, 1927

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Place
The Square, Palmerston North

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