Kōrero: Anniversaries

A model of the Sesqui 1990 fair

A model of the Sesqui 1990 fair

Six months before it was due to open, the organiser, John Gittus, shows off a model of Sesqui 1990 which was scheduled to be held on Wellington's Taranaki wharf. The hopes for the fair, part of New Zealand's sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) celebrations, were high; but when it opened patrons found the fair offered few attractions and was poorly organised. It closed after 12 days.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1989/2576/11-F
Photograph by Ross Giblin

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Anniversaries - Sesquicentennial, 1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/43034/a-model-of-the-sesqui-1990-fair (accessed 20 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012