I have been reading this over my holiday. Some amazing old adverts and promos. More than that this captures the idealistic feel of old New Zealand as we would like to think it was. The so called good old days.
Notable are the ads for the Sunderland flying boats that flew 180 passengers on a weekly service between Auckland and Sydney and up into the Pacific. I can recall these landing in the Tauranga harbour when I was a kid.
An extract from one of these ads 1945 reads "Spacious interiors, meal service, smoking facilities even your own personal table and ash tray, make this the modern way to travel" SELLING the DREAM is a beautiful 408 page book published by craig potton publishing
The northern end of the lake has great views of the mountain.
Mt Tarawera (1111m high) erupted violently on the 10th of June 1886 causing the death of at least 153 people and covered the surrounding landscape in mud and ash and in the process buried the village of Te Wairoa now known as the buried village
The photos are taken on the northern lake edge and show the private jetties, foreshore and mountain and a beach and house typical of the area.