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New Zealand court at the Sydney International Exhibition, 1879

New Zealand court at the Sydney International Exhibition, 1879

This illustration of the New Zealand display at the Sydney exhibition shows the importance to the country of trade in natural products. In the foreground can be seen a cabinet of kauri gum and bales of flax rope. In the background are two obelisks representing the amount of gold produced by the Hokitika and Greymouth fields; and on the right are images of the ships that carried goods to and from New Zealand and the model of a lighthouse which protected the shipping.

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Jock Phillips, 'Exhibitions and world’s fairs - International exhibitions, 1862 to 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 December 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 22 Oct 2014