Kōrero: Perceptions of the landscape

Pictorial stamp, 1898

Pictorial stamp, 1898

In 1894, reflecting a growing national pride, the Postmaster-General issued a public invitation for designs for a stamp issue ‘symbolic of the land’. The competition received around 2,400 entries. The stamps were the first in the world to show scenery – a radical break from the tradition of stamps showing the head of the sovereign. The halfpenny stamp showed Aoraki/Mt Cook surrounded by two species of alpine flowers, a Celmisia and a Mt Cook lily (Ranunculus lyallii).

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New Zealand Post
Reference: 1898 Pictorial stamp issue

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Jock Phillips, 'Perceptions of the landscape - Scenic New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/postage-stamp/14400/pictorial-stamp-1898 (accessed 22 July 2024)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007