King, Marcus, 1891-1983 :Kea (Alpine parrot), New Zealand [ca 1957] - Alexander Turnbull Library

King, Marcus, 1891-1983 :Kea (Alpine parrot), New Zealand [ca 1957]

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By: King, Marcus, 1891-1983

Date: 1930 - 1939

Description: Shows native bird, the kea, with wings raised to show red feathers, perched on a branch in an alpine setting. Date previously thought to be 1930s. Date verified by photograph of Eric de Lacey and Gerald Phillips at the National Publicity Studios in 1957. The studios hung recently completed posters on their walls. Archives New Zealand reference AAQT 6401/26 A51164. This photograph is reproduced inside the front cover of "Selling the dream; the art of early New Zealand tourism" eds Peter Alsop, Gary Stewart, Dave Bamford (2012) Inscriptions: Recto - bottom right: MARCUS KING Quantity: 1 colour art print(s). Physical Description: Screenprint, 1012 x 635 mm.

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Subject: New Zealand. Tourism Department, Mountains, Kea, Tourism, Southern Alps