This photo was taken in 1907 and appeared in the Canterbury Times on the 23rd January (p. 39).

The Besses o' th' Barn Band

The caption on this photograph reads: "This photograph was taken near the band rotunda on the Exhibition sports ground last week. In the centre is Mr Owen, conductor, and on his left, wearing a straw hat, is Mr J. H. Iles, Manager. The bandmaster, Mr Berry, is on the extreme left of the picture. He has the insignia of rank on his arm."

(Information sourced from Christ Church City Libraries, New Zealand - website)

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