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Canterbury jubilee street decorations (1st of 2)

Canterbury jubilee street decorations

North Colombo Street is richly decorated for the Canterbury jubilee (50th anniversary) in December 1900. The decorations were designed by noted architect Hurst Seager. Twenty-thousand yards of muslin, in 11 different colours, was suspended from Venetian masts in the centre of the city. In Colombo Street the colours were pale blue, pale yellow, cream and white.

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Jock Phillips, 'Anniversaries - Provincialism in anniversaries, 1890 to 1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43012/canterbury-jubilee-street-decorations (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012