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German Club, Auckland - MASKED FANCY DRESS BALL 1933

Journal by ngairedith

from the Auckland Star 21 June 1933

... Every cubicle and every table was booked for the masked fancy dress ball organised by the German Club of Auckland, and held in the Peter Pan Cabaret last evening. The successful function was a distinct novelty, in that masking was compulsory until half past eleven. The telephones in each cubicle were a new idea. The tinkling call and then some strange voice, which many friends disguised from one another, causing much laughter. The telephone exchange worked in perfect order. Special mention must be made of the music supplied by the German Club's own orchestra, which was enlarged for the occasion, some of the numbers being special music sent from Vienna, though pride of place went to the rendering of the "The Blue Danube"

Viennese and German dishes, both hot and cold, were supplied at an excellent supper. During the evening Miss Jean HORNE and Mr W. E. CHAPMAN gave a demonstration of graceful dancing.

The prizes for the best constumes were won by:
? Miss S. DELACCA as a Hungarian
who tied with
? Miss Joy BUTCHER, as an Early Victorian
For the second prize:
who tied with:
For the men's:
? Mr Peter DAWSON was first as Mephistopheles

The ladies on the committee comprised

Many fancy dresses were worn and some beautiful evening gowns...
? Miss Neville ANDRES, lime crinkled crepe

? Mrs A. J. BAMPTON, black souple satin
? Mrs A. J. BAMPTON, black satin
- possibly Dorothy Mary ROWE (1900-1990) who married Albert Joseph Bampton (1899-1980) in 1927

? Miss Iris BLACK, black satin beaute

? Miss Floss BOCKETT, carol singer
- possibly Florence Lilian Bockett, born 1911, a daughter of Charles Bockett & Lilian Mary BRIDGER. She had a brother, Herbert Leslie Bockett

? Miss Rita BOOTH, pale pink organdie

? Miss BOYD, Queen of Clubs

? Mrs BREE, white and cerise spotted net

? Mrs Norman BRETT, pastel green georgette
- possibly Kathleen Margaret GLENDINING (1901-1974) who married Norman Kaharoa Brett (1894-1976), an Auckland journalist, in 1925

? Miss Joy BUTCHER, Victorian lady

? Mrs J. CARPENTER, a Burglar

? Mrs L. COAKLEY, black souple satin

? Miss Adele De MARR, Madame de Pompadour

? Mrs H. ENGEL, a Rumanian

? Miss Joan EWEN, a Russian princess

? Mrs Trevor DAVIS, apple green satin
- possibly Doris Edna nee JONES who married Trevor William Chaney Davis in 1929

? Mrs R. GARTON, Viennese dancer

? Miss Margaret GIBSON, pastel pink lace

? Miss Jean GOUDIE, white chiffon

? Mrs J. GOYDER, lime green ring velvet

? Mrs Brandon GRANT, Dutch girl

? Mrs W. G. GRAY, blue satin
? Mrs W. G. GRAY, Lido blue satin

? Mrs HANSEN, Dolly varden

? Miss Lois HARDIE, floral ninon

? Mrs C. H. HAYES, lilac satin

? Miss HEINE, Early Victorian lady
? Miss W. HEINE, foreign language clubs

? Mrs J. HELREGEL, a Russian princess

? Miss Betty HITCHINGS, black glace silk

? Miss Adele HOGAN, primrose glace silk
? Miss Rae HOGAN, ivory crepe faille

? Mrs G. W. HUTCHISON in floral brocade

? Mrs A. C. JACOB, pierette

? Miss Leslie JACKSON, ivory crinkled crepe
? Miss Phyllis JACKSON, Eastern

? Mrs JAGUSEL, black georgette

? Mrs G. JENKIN, black chenille georgette

? Mrs R. JOHNSON, musical records

? Miss Jean LAND, Dresden shepherdess

? Miss F. KAMPS, Spanish dancer

? Miss Audrey LAWRENCE, black and gold brocade

? Mrs T. W. MABBIN, Dutch girl

? Miss G. MAHER, white crushed satin

? Mrs H. McKENZIE, ivory ring velvet

? Mrs E. MERZ, Spanish gipsy

? Miss Betty MOLESWORTH, pastel green crepe suede, relieved with purple velvet

? Miss MONTEITH, black ring velvet

? Mrs A. F. MOORE, tomato crinkled crepe

? Miss MUNRO, a boudoir doll
? Miss R. MUNRO, hula girl

? Mrs A. NEVILLE, a spirit of carnival

? Mrs G. NUTHALL, Duchess of Gainsborough

? Mrs Frank PALMER, black sprigged marocain

? Mrs H. J. PFISTER, black ring velvet
- possibly Agnes Elliott MacKENZIE (1873-1959) who married Hermann Joseph Pfister (1882-1944) in 1917

? Mrs POTTKAMPER, a Mexican
? Mrs J. E. POTTKAMPER, a Mexican rose

? Mrs H. RICE, Dick Turpin

? Miss Betty RICHWHITE, dark green ninon

? Miss R. ROBERTS, spirit of aviation

? Miss M. SCHNEIDER, senorita

? Mrs SCOTTING, white and black Pierrot
- possibly Daisy May NOLAN (1920-2009) who married Albert William Cross SCOTTING (1892-1959) in 1924

? Mrs L. STEWART, black chiffon velvet
? Miss Marie STEWART, black georgette

? Miss J. THAIR, Spanish lady

? Mr O. J. THEDENS president of the German Club, represented a Franciscan monk
? Mrs THEDENS was a black and scarlet poppy
- Otto Joshua THEDENS (1892-1937) & Eva HOOK (married 1923)
Evening Post 25 Jan 1937 Mr Otto Joshua Thedens, Austrian Trade Commissioner in New Zealand, aged 45, collapsed and died after working in the garden at his weekend cottage at Oratia. Mr Thedens was born in Germany and came to New Zealand before the war and engaged in farming at Whangarei. In recent years he was an importer of veterinary and general goods

? Miss Edna THOMAS, household fly

? Mrs L. THOMSON, black and white Pierrot

? Miss Margaret TIARKS, blue corduroy velvet

? Miss Del la VARIS, Desdemona

? Miss M. WATSON, pink Victorian

? Mrs R. H. WILLIAMS, a poet

? Miss O. WILSON, a gipsy

? Mrs WOOD, white frilled organdie

? Mrs Wilfred WRIGHT, glistening sun

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