Story: Exhibitions and world’s fairs

New Zealand Day at Osaka, 1970

This short film clip shows New Zealand Day at the Osaka Expo in 1970. New Zealand's presentation put a strong emphasis upon traditional Māori culture, while contemporary life was expressed through a brass band and rural pursuits, including wood chopping and champion shearer Godfrey Bowen's performing rams.

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Reference: This is Expo. National Film Unit, 1971

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How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Exhibitions and world’s fairs - World’s fairs since 1950', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/45451/new-zealand-day-at-osaka-1970 (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 22 Oct 2014