Tours for Australians through the Dominion of New Zealand. Travel advertising brochure. New Zealand.
Tours for Australians through the Dominion of New Zealand. Travel advertising brochure.
Tours for Australians through the Dominion of New Zealand. Travel advertising brochure.

Tours for Australians through the Dominion of New Zealand. Travel advertising brochure.

Wellington, NZ: New Zealand Department of Agriculture, Commerce and Tourists, 1911. Wraps. Booklet describing ten tours for Australians "brain wearied with the constant rush of a strenuous life" (p5) and encouraging their summer holiday trips to New Zealand.

Trips are from Melbourne or Sydney; each tour is described and copiously illustrated with b&w photographic illustrations, including Maori images (interior of a carved house; carved entrance to house; Maori child). Each tour includes a table showing the distances from Australia, the forms of transportation available, and the single and return fares.

New Zealand sites on the tours include: Auckland, Rotorua, Waitomo, Ruakuri, Aranui Caves, Te Aroha, Wellington, Mt. Cook, Lake Wakatipu, Southern Lakes, Milford Sound, Otago Lakes, and Buller and Otira Gorges.

8vo, 56 pp. Decorative printed paper wrappers, the front cover printed in mauve on white, with Maori design motif border around montage of New Zealand scenes. A few notations in pen on the rear wrapper made by a tourist planning a holiday, otherwise bright and clean. Trove 14320367 locates only one copy, at the State Library of NSW. Very good overall. Item #26141

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