Hanmer Springs 1959

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$ 499.00 NZD

Get lost in the views of this 1956 framed print of Hanmer Springs before the town turned into the tourist destination of today. The photograph was captured by Whites Aviation who were known for their aerial photography of New Zealand. 

Hanmer Springs' and it's hot springs boast a rich history. Known to Maori travellers for centuries, the first documented European discovery was in 1859. Initial development was slow, with the first bathhouse built in 1883 and nude bathing the norm (segregated by gender). Bathing customs evolved to include segregated and then mixed bathing, while the belief in the health benefits of the waters led to a sanatorium in 1897. After facing challenges, community efforts secured funding to transform the town and springs into tourist destination it is today.

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Hanmer Springs, Hurunui District, Canterbury Region. Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs. Ref: WA-49789. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/32241239

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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.
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  • 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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