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The New Zealand International Exhibition

The New Zealand International Exhibition

This postcard shows the extensive buildings for the New Zealand International Exhibition of 1906–07. Designed in French Renaissance style, they covered nearly 14 acres of Hagley Park. One of the entrance towers had an electric lift from which visitors could view the city. The exhibition, which had the theme of ‘Progress’, was staged to promote New Zealand trade and industry.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-B-POSTCARD-Vol-3-42

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - Central Christchurch', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 December 2023)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015