Kōrero: Exhibitions and world’s fairs

Diorama at the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition, 1889–90 (3 o 3)

Diorama at the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition, 1889–90

This photograph by the Burton Brothers shows a glass case containing some of the wildlife found on Karewa Island off Tauranga. The diorama includes a muttonbird (or sooty shearwater) chick in its burrow, an adult bird above, two tuatara and, on the top of the burrow, three small geckos. As was usual at other 19th-century exhibitions, the country's birds and animals were well represented at the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Pearson Album
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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Exhibitions and world’s fairs - New Zealand exhibitions, 1865 to 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/45432/diorama-at-the-new-zealand-and-south-seas-exhibition-1889-90 (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 22 Oct 2014