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New Zealand International Exhibition, 1882

New Zealand International Exhibition, 1882

This scene of the interior of the main building at the 1882 New Zealand International Exhibition in Christchurch shows the classical style of the structure. It was a temporary building designed by Thomas Stoddart Lambert, a local architect and city councillor. The exhibition was located on a 1.8-hectare site in Hagley Park. Although more than 200,000 people visited in its 14-week season, the exhibition lost money.

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Jock Phillips, 'Exhibitions and world’s fairs - New Zealand exhibitions, 1865 to 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 22 Oct 2014