N Hobcroft
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A mottled pink, brown and cream felted hat. Base of crown has felted purple/orange band which overlaps, has two small felted purple balls attached at join. Brim is trimmed with fuchsia pink corded ribbon, hand sewn. Label attached to inside of hat with maker's details. Has turned up brim.

Joy was Principal of Tauranga Girls’ College from 1959 until about 1981. She was the recipient of many honours, the last being when she was made Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2009. Joy added Te Reo to the College curriculum, the first state school in New Zealand to do so. At various times she was on the executives of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and the National Council of Women, Chairperson of the BOP Women’s Refuge and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Waikato. Joy Drayton died in Tauranga in 2012 aged 96. (Information written by Peg Cummins and taken from taurangahistorical.blogspot.com)
N Hobcroft
Production place
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
370mm (width), 210mm (depth)
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Gifted by Joy Drayton
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