Monday, 5 August 2013

1899, the year of prize winners!

1899 was the year of prize winners! Animals, plants, decorated boats and carts and ponies, this year saw award them all with winners at fetes, agricultural and flower shows around New Zealand.

Here for your viewing pleasure from the Heritage Images database are some of the highlights.

Animals:
Ref: AWNS-18990630-3-5, fantail at the Auckland Poultry Show, 1899, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-18991124-5-7, boar at the Auckland Agricultural Show, 1899, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-18990922-7-2, Shepherd dog belonging to Mr Trounson, 1899, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-18991124-4-4, Shetland Pony, Auckland Agricultural Show, 1899, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-18991103-8-8, ewe at the Waikato show, 1899, Sir George Grey Special Collections




Plants:

Ref: AWNS-18990505-6-4, flower display, Cambridge Chrysanthemum Show, 1899, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Decorated animals and things:

Ref: AWNS-18991124-7-2, decorated boat at the New Plymouth Aquatic Carnival, 1899, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-18991208-2-2, decorated hand cart at the Waitara Floral Fete, 1899, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-18991208-2-1, decorated cart at the Waitara Floral Fete, 1899, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Ref: AWNS-18991208-2-4, decorated pony at the Waitara Flora Fete, 1899, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Interested to find out more? Papers Past, which includes digitised newspapers from Auckland Libraries' heritage collections (e.g. the New Zealand Herald), has a plethora of information about these type of events, such as the Auckland Agricultural Show (see above). To find about more about this event (and others), simply type in Auckland Agricultural Show into the search box (or the name of another show or event) and click on exact phrase; then choose 1899 as the year by which to filter your results.

Ref: Search criteria on Papers Past website



Find out interesting facts about the show. Including committee discussions about the low turnout to the show that year, due to poor weather and the Great Auckland Exhibition, which took also place during 1899..

What will you find out?

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