Hastings Blossom Festival, Hawke’s Bay Chinese Association entertainers
The slide shows a group of entertainers from the Hawke’s Bay Chinese Association performing a lion dance as part of the 1961 Hastings Blossom Festival parade. The Woolworths float is visible in the distance. Spectators line the streets outside local businesses including the Nic Nak bar, J Pell, Kelts, and Thompsons’ Suits.
Hawke’s Bay Centennial Parade, Chinese float
The slide shows a Chinese themed float in the 1958 Hawke’s Bay Centennial procession in Napier.
Lion dance at the Chinese Anglican street fair in Taranaki Street
Lion dance. “Visitors and dragon [sic.] dance at the Chinese Anglican fair in Taranaki Street in 1970. Photographs taken by Ans Westra. Unless otherwise stated, all persons are unidentified” (National Library of New Zealand, ref. AW-0075).
Hawke’s Bay Chinese Association float (with Lion Dance)
Napier Centennial parade
The slide shows the Hawke’s Bay Chinese Association float at the corner of Emerson Street and Marine Parade, Napier. The float was part of the parade held to celebrate Napier’s 100 year anniversary. The Colonnade is in the background.
Photographer, Ann Wilms.
Date, March 1974.