New Zealand Industrial Exhibition
The New Zealand Industrial Exhibition was an industrial exhibition held in a large Industrial Exhibition Building in Wellington, between Lambton Quay and Stout Street in 1885. Organised by Julius Vogel it was intended to display New Zealand's industries to both encourage foreign investment and to boost New Zealand's self-confidence.
|New Zealand Industrial Exhibition|
Julius Vogel, organiser
|Name||New Zealand Industrial Exhibition|
|Country||Colony of New Zealand|
|Opening||1 August 1885|
The exhibition was opened by William Jervois, (Governor-General of New Zealand) on 1 August 1885, with the Mayors of Auckland (William Waddel), Christchurch (Charles Hulbert) and Wellington (George Fisher) in attendance.
Buildings, exhibits and entertainment
And in St George's Hall refreshments were served on the ground floor, with its upper storey of St George's Hall being used for painting, drawing and photograph display. There were was a water colour competition, which was won by John Gully with his Western Coast of Tasman Bay.
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- "John Gully biography". Archived from the original on 27 April 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012.