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The 1940 Centennial

The centennial celebrations of 1940 marked a century of European effort and progress. Māori history and the centenary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi took a back seat. Read the full article

Page 2 - The Centennial Exhibition

The New Zealand Centennial Exhibition ran from 8 November 1939 to 4 May 1940. During this time 2,641,043 people went through the main gates with a daily average attendance of

Page 4 - The Centennial and progress

The 1940 Centennial, planned for five years and publicly funded, was a deliberate act of national self-definition by the first Labour

This stark white memorial set in concrete on the Petone foreshore is an enduring celebration of Wellington's Pākehā pioneers.