Stories in Photos, Families
The Photo in this article was taken at the opening of the archway at Waimarama Maori School circa 1957. The woman on the left with her back turned is Aunty Babe Carroll. Next to her is Sid Meads who was the headmaster at the time.
The practice of arranged marriages has almost died out in our culture now but it was interesting to hear my mother talk of how these marriages occurred. As she was the youngest in her family these stories would have been related to her by her mother.