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THE EXHIBITION

Some of the members of the Canterbury Committee have vlsltad the buildings In course of tnnstruotlon s>l Dunedln for the Now Zealand Exhibition. One of them, addressing a meetlrjg In Chrlstohurob, gave a graph I o description of the building and surroundings, and concluded as fol • lowa:— {'You will gather from the foregoing what a large exhibition It la to be. Canterbury ought to ronee heraalf from the apathy and Indifference that baa, with few exosptlom, pervaded her. Unless she does so and comes forward with a more gsneroua hand than she haa done hitherto with •saWtmce m contributions to the funds Intended tp make opr court, If not HQperlor, at least equally attractive to those of her slater provinces, It will be an omission and f*ult which we one and all will have cause to regret, and an opportunity lost of advertising oar province and reaocrjes that may not occur for many years. We only too recently bad an example of this at Melbourne, and if this exhibition does nothing more than retrieve the prestige lost by the mistake then made It will have tnrved ltd purpose, and this should be a onffiolent reply to those disposed to comment 111-naturedly respootlng the enterprise. Oar energotio and experienced honorary treasurer has devoted much time and labor to oolleatlog subsorlptlopa j bat the rebuffs and disappointments he has met with have been auffiolent to dishearten the most sanguine. We intend, however, to return to the Ittaok, encouraged with the Idea that people are beginning to believe the undertaking (if It may be called such) Is truly a New Zealand Exhibition and not a 'Donedlo show, 1 as It was at first pilled. Toe trading community need have no fear that the oapaolous j»ws of the exhibition will devour all their customers, but on the oontrary, ladles and gentlemen may have patterns and designs suggested to them which will be likely to result In orders." The' buildings cover the enormous space of nearly twelve aorec, and the m»ln avenue la only a few feet shorter than that of the last Melbourne exhibition

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THE EXHIBITION Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2207, 23 August 1889

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