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Object: Poster, ’New Zealand’

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Title Poster, ’New Zealand’
Production New Zealand Railways Publicity Branch (publisher), 1930s, Wellington
Medium summary Screenprint on paper
Materials paper, ink
Classification posters
Technique screen printing
Dimensions Overall: 1006mm (Height) x 582mm (Length)
Credit line Gift of Stephanie Gibson, 2007
Registration number GH015812

This poster advertising Christchurch as a tourist destination in the 1930s is now a poignant reminder of what has been lost in the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010-11.

The poster encouraged visitors to see the South Island and enjoy its natural wonders through the civilised gateway of Christchurch. Genteel pursuits (walking, boating) take place around a very English looking river, framed by colonades and backgrounded by the signs of civilisation (for example the spire of Christchurch Cathedral).

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