Raglan 1957

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Whites Aviation captured this captivating aerial view of Whāingaroa Raglan on January 24, 1957, offering a glimpse into the town's layout in a bygone era. Its Māori name, Whāingaroa, translates to "the long pursuit," reflecting the Tainui waka's extended search that ultimately led them further south to Kāwhia Harbour. Towering over the landscape, the majestic Mount Karioi (756 metres) stands as a testament to the area's rich history. Both Abel Tasman and James Cook spotted this prominent peak while sailing the coast, with Cook christening it "Woody Head."

The image reveals iconic landmarks that continue to define Raglan's character, including the Raglan Hotel in the town centre, Raglan Wharf, The Holiday Park beyond the bridge, and the still-controversial airstrip. Notably, the following decade, the 1960s, witnessed the rise of Manu Bay and Whale Bay to surfing fame due to their unique left-hand breaks, solidifying Whāingaroa Raglan's status as a popular holiday destination.

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Raglan, Waikato District. Whites Aviation Ltd: Photographs. Ref: WA-42957. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/32051326

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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)


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  • 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.
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