Story: Tourist industry

Napier Carnival poster

Napier Carnival poster

This poster advertises ‘very low train fares’ to Napier in January 1933, barely two years after the catastrophic Hawke’s Bay earthquake. Many New Zealanders could not afford extended holidays and made do with one- or two-day excursions. Those offered by the railways were very popular.

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Margaret McClure, 'Tourist industry - Slow growth until 1960', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 April 2024)

Story by Margaret McClure, published 11 Mar 2010