Object: Mu’umu’u (dress)
This image has Some Rights Reserved. Creative Commons BY-NC-ND .
You may download and use Te Papa’s images of this work as long as you meet the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives copyright licence. Fair dealing, as understood under the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994, also applies.
You must include the attribution credit provided when you download the image.
x 595mm (Width)
|Credit line||Purchased 2009|
The Pacific Allied (Women's) Council Inspires Faith Ideals Concerning All Incorporation (P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A) was established in 1977 to create an opportunity for Pacific women to support and encourage one another to participate in the wider community, especially in issues that affect them and their families. P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A has branches from Whangarei to Invercargill and these branches are affiliated to the national body. Internationally members of the organisation have participated in the United Nations Committee on the status of women and women's conferences held in the Pacific. Mere Tepaeru Tereora was the fifth National President for P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A, and the mu'umu'u dresses were made for Mrs Tereora during her time as president by various branches of the organisation. The t-shirts are also important examples of material culture relating to the P.A.C.I.F.I.C.A organisation and the Newtown branch.
Disclaimer: This information was created from historic documentation, and may not necessarily reflect the best available knowledge about the item. Some collection images are created for identification purposes only and may not be of reproduction quality. Some images are not available due to copyright restrictions. If you have information or questions about objects in the collection, contact us using our enquiry form. You can also find out more about Collections Online.