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Creating a National Spirit

Celebrating New Zealand's Centennial 1940


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By exploring New Zealand's centennial celebration in 1940, this volume paints a vivid picture of New Zealanders and how they perceived themselves and their relationships to the world at that time. Detailing the Centennial Exhibition, Wellington trade fair, and various other public commemorations, special publications of dictionaries and pictorial surveys, and cultural and art exhibits, this text fully examines how the country and citizens commemorated their history and recognized new opportunities in the changing world landscape.

Author Biography

William Renwick organized the Victoria University of Wellington Stout Research Centre's conference on New Zealand's 1940 centennial celebrations.
Release date NZ
December 3rd, 2004
Edited by Bill Renwick
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Victoria University Press
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