SAD PEOPLE FROM HISTORY DANCING SOMEWHAT ALONE

A DigitalNZ Story by Hera Lindsay Bird

This set combines three of my major interests, which are sad people, history, and dancing "in the club". I always think of archives as being sites of preservation for our most defining cultural moments, but while putting together these sets I was reminded that history is basically a haunted junkyard full of boredom, persistent facial eczema and road safety contests for local teens.

Image: Maori - Music and dancing, Maori Community Centre
Maori - Music and dancing, Maori Community Centre

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Image: Teenage Dance [P1-1705-4095]
Teenage Dance [P1-1705-4095]

Upper Hutt City Library

Image: Teenage Dance [P1-1718-4108]
Teenage Dance [P1-1718-4108]

Upper Hutt City Library

Image: Teenage Dance [P1-1715-4105]
Teenage Dance [P1-1715-4105]

Upper Hutt City Library

Image: Teenage Dance [P1-1708-4098]
Teenage Dance [P1-1708-4098]

Upper Hutt City Library