Story: National parks

Promoting New Zealand scenery

Promoting New Zealand scenery

This 1890 government tourism poster shows New Zealand’s mountain scenery on an artist’s palette, stressing its picturesque quality. A desire to attract tourists led some officials to support the concept of national parks.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-TOURISM-NZ-1890-01

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'National parks - National parks – the beginnings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015