Story: Exhibitions and world’s fairs

Taranaki Jubilee Exhibition certificate

The Taranaki exhibition was held in 1891 to mark the 50th anniversary of the arrival of settlers to New Plymouth. Like other provincial jubilee exhibitions, the Taranaki event was designed to show off local manufactured goods and produce. This certificate was awarded to Edward Moyle for first prize in the rope section. The iconography on the certificate – ferns, Māori implements and images of pastoral progress – was characteristic of the symbols of national identity in late 19th-century New Zealand.

Using this item

Puke Ariki - Taranaki Museum & Library
Reference: A66.552

This item must not be copied or reproduced in any print or electronic media without the prior permission of Puke Ariki Museum and Library. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Jock Phillips, 'Exhibitions and world’s fairs - New Zealand exhibitions, 1865 to 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 22 Oct 2014