The New Zealand International Exhibition was held in Christchurch from 1 November 1906 to 15 April 1907.
It was the brainchild of Richard Seddon, Premier of New Zealand from 1893 until his death on 10 June 1906, just a few months before the Exhibition opened.
Despite the substantial financial loss incurred by the Exhibition, it was deemed to be a success. With nearly 2 million visitors, attendance exceeded expectations - New Zealand's total population at the time was less than 1 million.
- The Buildings and Places
- Christchurch 1906-1907
- The Courts
- Department of Agriculture Court
- Australian Courts
- The British Government Court
- Canadian Court
- Home Industries Court
- Department of Labour Court
- Pacific Island Courts and Performances by Pacific Islanders at the Exhibition
- The Post and Telegraph Department Court and the Exhibition Post Office
- The Provincial Courts
- Department of Tourist and Health Resorts Court
- The Trade and Commercial Courts
- Entertainments & Exhibits
Main front view
The Gateway, Maori Pah
How to use this resource
This resource combines short articles with photographs, programmes, posters and memorabilia from the 1906 Exhibition. Under each topic you will find links to books and other resources held by Christchurch City Libraries, online photographs and memorabilia such as the official programmes, posters etc as well as links to other web sites and resources not managed by Christchurch City Libraries.
Navigate by using the links on the right hand side. Clicking on an image will take you to a larger image or to the entry page for that resource in the case of pamphlets or booklets. Some pages also include an image viewer which you can use to view a slide show of related images.