Centennial Exhibition tower, 1940

Centennial Exhibition tower, 1940

Edmund Anscombe's design for the Centennial Tower at the New Zealand Centennial Exhibition in Wellington. The sharp, modern lines of the buildings were seen to capture the wave of modernity and progress that New Zealand was riding.

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Frederick Paratene

Posted: 13 Jan 2023

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Posted: 12 Apr 2020

I turned 85 on 23 Mar In 1940 my Grandmother took me on the ferry from Lyttelton to Wellington when I was 5 years & looking an old photo of us today I'm now searching this site to refresh my memories .


Posted: 30 Aug 2013

Thanks very much for sharing this, Alan. Some of the things you mention can be seen in images and film in the associated media gallery page: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media_gallery/tid/33 Kind regards, Jamie Mackay

Alan McPherson

Posted: 29 Aug 2013

I was 7 years old and visited this exhibition, I have a vivid memory of this occasion. There was a tall tower which was called a jack and jill from memory, where brave folks had to grab a mat and go down a terrifyingly dangerous slide, I heard of burn injuries where folks missed grabbing the mat. Also a vivid memory of a large rotating spinning disk where folks tried to get on and were thrown off by centrifugal force. There was also a railway steam engine cab on display with all the controls painted in many colours. A beautiful memory for a young child. Also a water feature with fountains and coloured lights. I am 79 now and remember it all so starkly. Thanks for this web page some lovely memories here. kindest regards Alan