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Shaping Hamilton Huringa Kirikiriroa

15 Jun 2019 to 12 Sep 2019
10am - 5pm, 15 June 2019 - 12 September 2019
Maps, historical artefacts, art, photographs and installations tell the story of the changing demographic and geographic shape of Hamilton.
Event type: 
Art, Exhibition
Price: 
Free event
Venue: 
Waikato Museum | Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Address: 
1 Grantham Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Region: 
Waikato

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Maps, historical artefacts, art, photographs and installations tell the story of the changing demographic and geographic shape of Hamilton.

The place we now know as Hamilton has been shaped by many layers of human intervention, changed forever by iwi agriculture, military officers, bridge-builders, and university students. Few of the features of Hamilton as we find them today are here by chance.

The exhibition traces key events that altered the geography and demography of the city, focusing on the decisions that shaped our region. You can position yourself in the shoes of the decision-makers who influenced its past at ‘voting stations’, and vote for the direction you would choose at each juncture.

The exhibition positions human agency at the heart of our history, welcoming visitors to reflect on their own role in creating their city’s future.

Education programmes are available for this exhibition.

Image: City of Hamilton district plan map, 1963. Collection of Hamilton City Libraries 832.141 EDC

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Waikato Museum - Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

12 Aug 2019

For an inspirational experience, visit us on the banks of the Waikato River in the heart of Hamilton's cultural precinct. Our exhibitions and activities tell the stories of this region and include visual art, social history, tangata whenua and science.