International exhibitions, 1862 to 1900

New Zealand turned down an offer to exhibit in Paris in 1855, but from the 1860s the New Zealand government became more involved in international exhibitions.

Part of story: Exhibitions and world’s fairs

Children’s clothes

New Zealand children are said to have dressed with more freedom and informality than their British counterparts, a characteristic shared with Australian children.

Part of story: Clothes

Changing families

Families have changed a lot in the last 200 years but they remain the major source of emotional and material wellbeing for children and adults.

Part of story: Families: a history

Commonwealth Games stars

While never showcasing as many superstar athletes as the Olympics, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games have produced outstanding moments in New Zealand sport.

Part of story: Olympic and Commonwealth games


Part of story: Older people