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Don’t leave town until you have seen the country: New Zealanders explore their home

21 Feb 2018 - 27 May 2018

  • Paul Champion. Open-topped Berkeley at Matauri Bay, 1960s. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 1055-13
  • New Zealand Herald Glass Plate Collection. Camping at Rotorua, 1930s. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 1370-33-2

Wednesday 21 February 2018, 9.00am - Sunday 27 May 2018, 4.00pm


Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland

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Sir George Grey Special Collections exhibition room, Level 2


Georgia Prince

09 890 2479


This exhibition recalls the slogan of a Tourism department advertisement from the 1980s which encouraged New Zealanders to explore their own backyard before heading off on their O.E.

In photograph albums, diaries, maps and posters, we travel round New Zealand looking at spas, national parks, beaches, campgrounds, mountains, rivers and cities from the 19th century to the 1980s.