The welcoming party during the re-enactment of the 1871 river landing of Mrs George Snelson and her 16 year-old ward Matilda Montgomery. The women travelled to Te Papaiōea (Palmerston North) by Māori waka on the Manawatu River. The re-enactment took place at the river end of Albert Street on the morning of 13 March 1971. The man in the top hat is acting the part of George Snelson.
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- Re-enactment of the river landing of early settlers, for Palmerston North Centennial
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