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Printed surfing envelope, Surfers Paradise, Q.

Date: 1960s
Dimensions:
118 x 162 mm
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Envelope
Object No: 00040854

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    Description
    Dating from the 1960s, this pre-printed envelope features a coloured illustration of a man surfing, and the text 'Greetings from Surfers Paradise, Q.' The envelope reveals aspects of Australia's developing identity, and its close connection to an outdoor sporting lifestyle of surfing, swimming, sailing and boating.
    SignificanceRare travel ephemera, including printed envelopes and letterhead, provides an important record of the development of a tourist industry centred around a water culture in Australia.
    HistoryPrinted stationery associated with Australia's tourism industry was produced by state and international authorities as well as local organisations, and represents international and domestic perspectives on tourism. Illustrated envelopes, notepads and notebooks were produced for different locations around Australia, with an emphasis on high profile holiday destinations such as Sydney, the Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Printed surfing envelope, Surfers Paradise, Q.

    Assigned title: Greetings from Surfers Paradise, Q.

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