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.


Samoan princesses

Alexander Turnbull Library

Princess Te Puea Herangi

Auckland Libraries

Princess Te Rangi Pai

Alexander Turnbull Library

Princess Parata, Parihaka 1898

Alexander Turnbull Library

Queen Te Atairangikaahu, 1966

Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Te Kirihaehae Te Puea Herangi

Alexander Turnbull Library

Sikkim Series: Royal Princess

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Princess Margaret

Alexander Turnbull Library