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Aotearoa New Zealand changed dramatically in the 20th century. Discover what united and divided us, and shaped our lives today. Decide whether New Zealand really is a ‘slice of heaven’.
The 1900s saw Māori, women, and gay people all stand up for their rights. The country fought in two world wars – and then took a stand against nuclear weapons. The state grew – and shrank again. Find out about these and other historic events in this kaleidoscopic view of New Zealand life from the century that was.
Explore the green, grassy-walled ‘Home-grown’ area with your whānauwhānau family – finding weird and wonderful objects from the past.
Where: Home-grown, Slice of Heaven: 20th Century Aotearoa exhibition, Level 4 (next to the Inspiration Station Discovery Centre).
Choose from two treasure hunts:
Ages: 0–5 years
Use the toy pictures on your I SPY activity sheet to hunt down the real ones in the exhibition.
I SPY: Home-grown (3.24 MB)
Ages: 8–12 years
Look for Ninja Turtles, ceramic hot water bottles, and other 20th century objects to answer the questions on our trail.
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