New Zealand And South Seas Exhibition (1889)
The New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition was a world's fair held in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1889. It opened on 26 November 1889 and ran until 19 April 1990 with 625000 visits made, and made a profit.
The fair celebrated that country and the South Seas. Exhibitions included New Zealand's Eiffel Tower, a 40 metre high wooden structure based on the Eiffel Tower built by the Austral Otis Elevator Company and used to display their products. The tower was estimated to cost £1200 and included an elevator that travelled about 30 m. A smaller Eiffel Tower, without an elevator, was situated in an adjacent garden area, near the internal courtyard of the exhibition.
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