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Auckland Exhibition

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Auckland Exhibition

The Auckland Exhibition was a world's fair held in Auckland Domain Park, Auckland, New Zealand in 1913 and 1914.

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Opening

The Auckland Industrial, Agricultural and Mining Exhibition the fair was opened on 1 December by the chairman of the fair (George Elliott) with the prime minister (William Massey) and Auckland's mayor (Peter Dignan) in attendance. A message of welcome was read from the king. There were 18000 attendees on the opening day. It ran until 18 April 1914

Exhibits and entertainment

Exhibition buildings included a concert hall, art gallery, machinery court, palace of industries and exhibition tower

Entertainments in the fair's Wonderland included water shute, tobaggons, a figure 8 railway and a tea room

Postage Stamps

Stamps were issued to mark the exhibition, but although the monarch was now George V the stamps commemorating the event were overprints of Edward VII stamps. Few were sold, and forgeries are now common.

References

Auckland Exhibition Wikipedia


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