Item #CL189-15 Russell, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
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Russell, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

c1923. Colour lithograph, 76.1 x 101.1xm. Repaired slight tears and creases to image centre and upper edge. Linen-backed.

Text continues “By rail Wellington to Opua via Auckland, thence by boat 4 miles smooth water. Here, amidst perpetual summer, the world’s sportsmen battle with the giant fish. ‘When thou hast caught a swordfish single-handed, thou wilt be a man, my son.’ – Maori proverb. Issued by NZ Government Railways. Brett Printing Co’y, Auckland. NZ Railways Advt. Studios.” Illustrated in Alsop et al, Selling the Dream: The Art of Early New Zealand Tourism, 2012, pp258-259.

Rare game fishing poster.

Item #CL189-15

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