Chateau Tongariro - New Zealand

Chateau Tongariro - New Zealand original poster designed by Lovell-Smith, Edgar (1875-1950)


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Designer: Lovell-Smith, Edgar (1875-1950)
Decade: 1930
Dimensions:101 x 64 cm ( 40 x 25 in.)
Grade: A-/B+
Printed in: Oceana
Publisher:Publicity Branc, N. Z. Railways
Category: Travel

Chateau Tongariro is a New Zealand hotel and resort complex and was completed in 1929. It is located close to Whakapapa skifield on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu, and is close to three active volcanoes: Mt Tongariro, Mt Ruapehu (ejects frequent lahars), and Mt Ngauruhoe, which last erupted in 1975. Whitin the boundaries of Tongariro National Park, New Zealand's oldest.

The designer of the poster, Lovell-Smith, was an artist trained at the Canterbury College School of Art and in England.

Text on the poster:
Chateau tongariro
National Park
Best reached by rail
North Island main trunk trains to National park station
thence 11 miles by connecting motors
New Zealand

This is a very rare poster. Mounted on linen.

This is an Original Vintage Poster; not a reproduction.
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