Enoka Mamoe Hair cutting 1992. Cashel / Madras Street

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Enoka Mamoe Hair cutting 1992. Cashel / Madras Street.

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This is my brother Enoka’s haircutting held in St Paul’s Trinity Pacific Presbyterian Hall. He was 15 years and this is a ceremony to signify his transition from boy to man. It is a Samoan tradition but celebrated around the Pacific. Funnily he got his first girlfriend within days of cutting his hair.

1992

Entry in the 2013 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt

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