Auckland Boat Show 1968

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$ 499.00 NZD

In the 1960s, the New Zealand Boat Show, then known by various names, was a major event showcasing the booming boating industry. It started in 1956 as part of the Auckland Easter Show and quickly gained popularity. By 1961, it had merged with another boat show and become the "Auckland Boat and Caravan Show."

This decade also saw a significant shift in boat building materials. The beloved wooden boats, while still present, began to share the spotlight with newcomers; fibreglass boats. Lighter, lower maintenance, and more affordable to produce, fibreglass offered a new wave of possibilities for boat design and ownership. This trend was reflected at the boat show, with manufacturers eager to display their latest fibreglass models alongside the traditional wooden classics.

This photograph was captured by G. Riethmaier for the National Publicity Studios. Established in 1945, the National Publicity Studios aimed to create a positive image of Aotearoa New Zealand by providing photographic, art, and display services to government departments.

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Communicate New Zealand: AAQT 6539 A87654 R24738297. Photographer: Mr Riethmaier. Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga, Wellington.

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87.1cm x 62.4cm
124cm x 89cm
Frame (width x depth)
2cm x 3cm
3cm x 2cm
Print only
84.1cm x 59.4cm (A1)
118.9cm x 84.1cm (A0)
Framed Print
62.4cm x 87.1cm
89cm x 124cm
Frame (width x depth)
2cm x 3cm
3cm x 2cm
Print only
59.4cm x 84.1cm (A1)
84.1cm x 118.9cm (A0)


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