Wedding veil; Circa 1827; XMM.261


Wedding veil

About this object

Wedding veil; a bonnet veil of tambour worked net in either the Coggeshall or Limerick style. There is a scalloped, floral decoration around three sides of veil, with the fourth having a casing with a narrow draw tape threaded through two thirds of its length.

This veil belonged to Jane Hobbs, who married John Hobbs at Sydney in August 1827. John Hobbs was an early Wesleyan missionary to New Zealand and was a key figure in the establishment of the mission station at Mangungu in 1828. The couple went on to have nine children. Their eldest son, Richard, went on to become a member of the House of Representatives. Their daughter Marianne married William Gittos, a missionary at Kaipara.

For more information about Mangungu Mission House, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

Date Made

Circa 1827

Medium and Materials



L: 98cm
W: 4.8cm

Credit Line

Collection of Mangungu Mission House, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Object Type

Wedding veil

Object number



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This object is from
Jane Hobbs

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