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A group of three young women are dressed in sailor-style outfits consisting of light-toned shorts, double breasted jackets with dark-toned trim and sailor hats. Their right hands are raised in salute. From left to right the young women are Elva Clouston, Kathleen Watt and Merla Morris. Kathleen is standing on a raised podium. The women are in costume for the dance "The Fleet's in Port Again" which they performed as part of the Opunake Patriotic Concert. The concert took place on 27 May 1940.
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Extract from a review in the Opunake Times: "For the nautical number, the ballet appeared in blue and white tunics with with white reveres, white shorts and peaked hats. The three midshipmaids, Merla Morris, Elva Clouston and Kathleen Watt, wore white uniforms trimmed with gold braid and buttons, and peaked caps trimmed with gold braid."

- Pam Childs

Posted on 11-11-2014 23:50:30