An Ornament to the Town: The Band Rotunda in New Zealand

Popular enthusiasm for brass band music led to over 100 rotundas being built from the 1890s to the 1930s. This exhibition from the Alexander Turnbull Library collection, offers fascinating insights into New Zealand’s central town fixture: the band rotunda.  

New Zealand and South Seas International Exhibition, Dunedin, 1925. 


30 September 2017 - 26 November 2017