Tongan girls at a funeral
Yesterday I went to a Tongan funeral in our Geelong East church. Mr David Ila Prescott, one of our friends aged 85 died last week. About 280 people attended the funeral, a three hour service, and we had an elaborate meal afterwards.
The picture is of three of the girls wearing black and wrapped around in pandanus woven mats, the custom for formal occasions such as a funeral.