Kōrero: Anniversaries

Wanganui and West Coast Jubilee Exhibition medal, 1887

Wanganui and West Coast Jubilee Exhibition medal, 1887

In Whanganui on Jubilee Day (21 June 1887), which celebrated the 50th year of Queen Victoria's reign, there was a recital of patriotic band music in the morning, and a torchlight procession at night. At 9 p.m. that evening a special jubilee ode written for the occasion was sung. The focus of attention for the crowds who had flocked to town was the industrial exhibition held in the Drill Shed. The exhibition showed off locally manufactured goods, which included such objects as wire strainers, sheep-branding equipment, beer and aerated water, violins and furniture made from New Zealand woods.

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Wanganui Collegiate School Museum

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Jock Phillips, 'Anniversaries - Early celebrations and Queen Victoria’s jubilees', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/43005/wanganui-and-west-coast-jubilee-exhibition-medal-1887 (accessed 13 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012