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.
The slide shows a Chinese themed float in the 1958 Hawke’s Bay Centennial procession in Napier.
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.