C1939

Map of South Eastern Tourist District.

Mapmaker:

Department of Lands, Sydney.

Fabulous and informative “Tourist” map extending from Newcastle to the Victorian border and west as far as Cootamundra.  The colonial mapping of New South Wales initially recorded the progress of explorations, opening up new country for economic investment. These C20th … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Map of South Eastern Tourist District.

Date:

C1939

Mapmaker:

Department of Lands, Sydney.

Condition:

Small tear lower sheet edge, small hole at lower left, otherwise in good condition. Laid onto archival linen.

Technique:

Original engraving printed in colour.
AUTHENTICITY
Map of South Eastern Tourist District. - Vintage Print from 1939

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1939

Description:

Fabulous and informative “Tourist” map extending from Newcastle to the Victorian border and west as far as Cootamundra. 


The colonial mapping of New South Wales initially recorded the progress of explorations, opening up new country for economic investment. These C20th ‘Tourist’ maps on the other hand, are the first records of the social change and the new phenomena of local tourism.

The map clearly illustrates that there was a large use of motor vehicles for holidaying around the state. The map includes locations of “Streams stocked with Trout & Bass”. An extensive key noting condition of roads, accommodation, camping grounds, petrol supplies, telephones and even “Aero Landing Grounds”. There are numerous interesting notations at various locations including one at Seven Mile Beach “Motor Racing Course”.

This is one of four Tourist maps that the Department of Lands produced as shown by the inset below the ‘Notes’ listing the four maps;

1. North Eastern
2. South Eastern
3. Central Southern
4. Central Northern

These maps are all rare due to their ephemeral nature. 

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