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German Club, Auckland - MASKED FANCY DRESS BALL 1933

Journal by ngairedith

from the Auckland Star 21 June 1933

GERMAN CLUB BALL
... 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:
Miss SCHNEIDER
who tied with:
Miss SKEELS
For the men's:
Mr Peter DAWSON was first as Mephistopheles

The ladies on the committee comprised
Mesdames:
M. W. ASHBY
R. BRUMMEL
L. HEINE
F. JAGUSCH
E. MERZ
RICE
O. J. THEDENS
G. WILLIAMS

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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