Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Marlborough Centenial 2.3.1959

These three stamps commemorate the Marlborough Centenial in New Zealand on 2nd March 1959.

In collaboration with the Historical Society of Marlborough, it was decided that the stamps should depict unique features from the Province including Captain Cook's landing at Ship Cove in 1769; the salt works at Blenheim; and the wool industry of the region.
The careening (clean and repair) of Captain James Cook's 'Endeavour' at Ship Cove in Queen Charlotte Sound, 1769 during his first visit to New Zealand.
Bullock cart unloading wool bales onto a surf boat for transfer to a sailing ship at the Wairau Bar in 1857.
The lake, a shallow lagoon protected from the sea by a barrier of sand dunes, is 40 kilometres south of Blenheim and 10 kilometres south of the mouth of the Awatere River.
Thank you Maria.

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