Bluff Hill, Napier 1959

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$ 499.00 NZD

This 1959 stunning framed print of Napier, Motu-o-Kura Bluff Hill with Napier City and Marine Parade below showcases the thriving art deco city and its landscape. The aerial photograph was captured by Whites Aviation, who were well known for their aerial photography and aviation history publications.

Fun fact. Motu-o-Kura Bluff Hill was originally an island surrounded almost entirely by water, with just two spits connecting it to the mainland. However, the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake dramatically changed the landscape. The earthquake uplifted the area, causing the sea to recede and permanently connecting Scinde Island to the mainland.

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Napier, Hawke's Bay Region. Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs. Ref: WA-52419. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/32972965

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Our frames are sustainably sourced, solid wood frames handmade in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.

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Framed Print
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)


  • Our framed prints do NOT use mat bevel-cut card borders. If you wish to get a mat bevel-cut border please get in touch.
  • We use gallery-quality enhanced matte paper (230gsm) using archival pigment inks on the latest Epson printers.
  • Our frames are sustainably sourced, solid wood, and handmade in New Zealand with glazing to protect your print. If you wish to add UV protection and anti-reflective coatings to glazing please get in touch.
  • D-rings and cord will be pre-installed on your frame. Nails and instructions to help you hang your frame included.


  • All of our frames and prints are locally made to order.
  • Shipping costs are calculated at checkout.
  • Framed prints dispatch within 10 business days .
  • Print only dispatch within 5 business days.
  • Orders are shipped via tracked couriers. Standard service to non-rural areas is overnight in the North Island and 2 business days for the South Island.
  • Larger framed orders bound for Auckland may be delivered by our suppliers own vehicle to reduce risk of damage. You will receive an SMS message on the day we plan to deliver and you can respond to this message to provide a safe location to leave the package.
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