Wonderful Princesses

A DigitalNZ Story by Chelsea

Liked most young girls, as a child I was obsessed with Princesses and this obsession seems to have endured into my adult years. Naturally the first set I have made on Digital NZ is called 'Wonderful Princesses'. Seems New Zealand as a nation has a bit of a love affair with Princesses too, with not just a gazillion photos of Princess Margaret available but a rich archive of articles and photos that range from a stiff portrait of Princess Victoria in the Otago Witness 1887 to a smiling candid shot of Princess Ofeina at the opening of the Otara Tongan Methodist Church' in 1990.

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Image: Samoan princesses
Samoan princesses

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Princess Te Puea Herangi
Princess Te Puea Herangi

Auckland Libraries

Image: Princess Te Rangi Pai
Princess Te Rangi Pai

Alexander Turnbull Library

Image: Princess of Tonga 1911
Princess of Tonga 1911

Auckland Libraries

Image: Sikkim Series: Royal Princess
Sikkim Series: Royal Princess

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa