Kōrero: 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.

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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/zoomify/45433/taranaki-jubilee-exhibition-certificate (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 22 Oct 2014