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Canterbury centennial floral procession, February 1951

Canterbury centennial floral procession, February 1951

Canterbury's centennial celebrations in the summer of 1950–51 featured two celebratory processions. The first was '100 years of progress', which was a historical pageant. The second was a floral procession reflecting Canterbury's pride in the fertility of its soil and Christchurch's identity as the garden city. This was the float of Hay's department store, which expressed the province's continued loyalty to the British monarch.

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Jock Phillips, 'Anniversaries - Provincial centenaries, 1941 to 1960', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/43028/canterbury-centennial-floral-procession-february-1951 (accessed 24 May 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 20 Jun 2012