Newspaper Article 1947 – Coming-of-Age


A DELIGHTFUL social occasion in Napier for over 300 guests from all parts of Hawke’s Bay was the dance given by Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Nelson Smith, of Olrig station, to celebrate the coming-of-age of their elder daughter Janet, then home on holiday from Otago University where she is in her second year of study for the Diploma of Home Science. A feature of the festive decor in the R.S.A. Hall was a replica of Napier’s “Tom Parker” fountain – the play of coloured waters in a setting of lovely pot-plants giving a Fairyland effect. The popular young guest-of-honour wore a full-skirted frock of white embroidered marquisette dotted with silver sequins and a corsage-spray of orchids.

HONOURS of a delightful dance made an “extra-special” vacation for Janet Smith in Napier.

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