Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Marlborough Sounds - Travel Poster - circa 1930s

The Marlborough Sounds, northern Southern Island, travel poster, circa 1930s

Well cleared of the native bush by the turn of the twentieth century, the Marlborough Sounds had taken on the golden brown & yellow tones that we know today. In the Government Tourist Department's poster above, a Cook Strait ferry can be seen heading down one of the sounds. A bush remnant stands in foreground with the archetypal fern ground cover.

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