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Whangara Ball Debutantes

Six debutantes made their bow to the Rev Mr Wharetini Rangi, O.B.E., C.F., of Whakatane, at the third Whangara Debutantes and Soldiers Bail, held in the Poho-o-Rawiri Hall on a recent Friday night.

Approximately 140 guests, including many ex-servicemen, danced to the music of the Checkers Orchestra, and were entertained by Pat Woodford's floor show.

Mr W. Toroa was master of ceremonies.

The debutantes are, from left: Misses Olive Ratapu, Lillian Papuni, Kuru Koura Te Kani, Ingrid Nea King, Florence Leach, and Mary Alice Knight.

Members of the official party are, from left: Rev R. Rangiaho (vicar Whangara Pastorate), Mrs Crosby, Mr R. Crosby (deputy Mayor), Mrs A. R. Paenga (hostess). Rev W. Rangi, Mrs Rangiaho, Mrs R. Kutia sen., (Tolaga Bay), and Mrs W. King. The flowergirl is Awhi Paenga. (Picture by Mayfair Studios).