Tasmania for the Angler - Vintage Australian Travel Poster

Tasmania - Australia - For The Angler.

The original poster was created by Harry Garnet Kelly in the 1930's and the wonderful Colour lithograph was printed by Cox Kay Pty Ltd, Hobart, for the Tasmanian Government Tourist Bureau. During the 1920s and 1930s, E.T. Emmett and the TGTB promoted Tasmania as the 'Anglers' Paradise', this poster illustrated the message perfectly.

Evelyn Temple Emmett was the first Director of the TGTB (Tasmanian Government Tourist Bureau) and a pioneer founder of the Hobart Walking Club. He actively promoted skiing and bush-walking in the state and served on several National Park boards. Today he is look upon as one of the notable Tasmanians of his period and has been adopted as 'The Father of Tasmanian Tourism'. His name commemorates three stunning ecological locations:

"In June of last year en route from Cairo to Port Said, the train in which I was travelling stopped at a wayside station in the heart of the desert. There was nothing whatever to look at, except three posters on the wall of the sole building, which comprised the railway offices. Being struck with a certain familiarity in one of the posters I looked more closely, and discovered that it depicted an angler and an invitation to 'Come to Tasmania' for your holidays or words to that effect. How it found its way there seemed a mystery, and in vivid contrast to the heat and aridity of the desert, there arose before my mind's eye a vision of the coolness and charm of the Tasmanian Lakes."

L.A. Neilson, letter to the editor, Hobart Mercury, 12 April 1935

Details:

  • The "Tasmania for the Angler" poster is a reproduction of an original Vintage Tasmanian Travel Poster.
  • This poster is digitally printed on high quality paper with vivid colour and exceptional detail.
  • We use Australia Post and your print will be delivered in a postage tube for extra protection.
  • Our online images are electronically watermarked, the actual purchased prints are not.

Dimensions:

Write a review

Please login or register to review

Vintage Travel Poster - Tasmania for the Angler

  • Product Code: VTP-AU-128 -Tasmania For The Angler
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $15.00


Available Options


Related Products

Vintage Travel Poster - Cool off in Tasmania

Vintage Travel Poster - Cool off in Tasmania

Cool off in Tasmania - Vintage Australian Travel PosterCool off in Tasmania : avge. temperature in t..

$15.00

Vintage Travel Poster - Tasmania - Mount Wellington and Port of Hobart

Vintage Travel Poster - Tasmania - Mount Wellington and Port of Hobart

Tasmania - Mount Wellington and Port of Hobart - Vintage Australian Travel Poster“Tasmania for your ..

$15.00

Vintage Travel Poster - Launceston, Tasmania for Your Next Holiday

Vintage Travel Poster - Launceston, Tasmania for Your Next Holiday

Launceston, Tasmania for Your Next Holiday - Vintage Australian Travel Poster“TASMANIA for your next..

$15.00

Vintage Travel Poster - Tasmania, The Switzerland of the South

Vintage Travel Poster - Tasmania, The Switzerland of the South

The Switzerland of the South - Vintage Australian Travel PosterTasmania - The Switzerland of the Sou..

$15.00

Vintage Travel Poster - New Zealand via Pan American

Vintage Travel Poster - New Zealand via Pan American

New Zealand via Pan American - Vintage Travel PosterPan American launch its first passenger flights ..

$15.00

Vintage Travel Poster - New Zealand - Chateau Tongariro

Vintage Travel Poster - New Zealand - Chateau Tongariro

Chateau Tongariro, New Zealand - Vintage Travel PosterNew Zealand Railways, Chateau Tongariro.The or..

$15.00

Tags: Vintage Travel, Australia, Tasmania