New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch

New Zealand Railways Studios

The Publicity Branch was established in 1927 (see AJHR 1936, D.2, page xxvi). The studios were originally opened in 1920 to give help with good poster design to firms hiring outdoor advertising space on railway hoardings. From an initial ten staff in 1920, the number reached 74 by 1926, and continued to be one of the leaders in posterdesign during the 1930s. In 1955, the staff numbered 58, and 61 in 1965 (these last figures from McLintock's "Encyclopaedia of New Zealand", 1966). Artists who worked for the Studios included: Stanley Davis, Gordon Tovey, Frederick Ellis, Don Grey [?], Maurice Poulton, James Alfred Morrison, Alister Donald McKenzie, Henry Charles Lock, Sidney Oliver Jorgen Wiberg (1911-1988), Casimir Ortyl, Arthur Edward Lawn, Barry Ellis, M S Bergin, N Butler, J D Anstiss.

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Date: 1860s-1949 From: Mackrell, Brent fl 2012: Photographs By: Burton Brothers (Dunedin, N.Z.); Godber, Albert Percy, 1875-1949; Harding, William James, 1826-1899; Johnston, Owen, active 1940-1987; New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch Ref: PA1-o-1038 Description: Contains photographs of a Maori group at Wanganui, Te Rangitahau of Waitahanui, inscription at Wairaka meeting house (Whakatane), Pohaturoa Rock (Whakatane),...
Date: 1930 - 1965 From: [Posters and advertising ephemera purchased 2016 at Art + Object. 1910-1960] By: New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch; Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd Ref: Eph-C-PRINTING-Whitcombe-2 Description: Includes: 1. Bliss supersedes soap. The magic wash for woollens, fine fabrics, dishes, everything! (Proof sheet)(2 copies) 2. Cadbury's drinking chocolate (P...
Date: 1954 - 1955 By: New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch Ref: Eph-A-RAIL-1954/1955-bound Description: Bound volume includes booklets and pamphlets as follows: N.Z. Railways. 3 lakes excursion: Wakatipu, Te Anau, Manapouri. 11 December 1954 Flower Sunday excur...
Date: 1950 - 1959 By: New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch Ref: Eph-E-CLEANING-1950s-01 Description: Shows a woman skier airborne, with a pine branch at the top left. At lower right are a packet and a bottle of Jeypine antiseptic and germicide, each showing ...
Date: 2009 - 2010 By: University of Otago Ref: Eph-E-UNIVERSITY-Otago-2010-01 Description: Calendar which can be used on either side, as each has a full chart of the months of the year 2009. One side shows a reproduction of Ian Scott's "A bright pl...
Date: 1920 - 1959 By: Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd; Griffin's (Firm) Ref: Eph-C-FOOD-Whitcombe-2 Description: Includes: 1. Atlas chocolates [Shows rose]. LT36842 (2 copies) 2.Clever cooks! Use Norton's premier egg preserver. Printed by Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd (2 copies...
Date: 1940 - 1959 By: New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch; Christchurch Press Company Ltd Ref: Eph-E-MOTOR-PARTS-1950s-02 Description: Shows a row of three Reidrubber tyres with different treads, arranged in a diagonal yellow panel on a shaded red background. Lettering is in black, white and...
Date: 1930 - 1935 By: New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch; New Zealand. Tourism Department; Southwell, Cynthia, active 1997 Ref: Eph-A-TOURISM-Otago-1930s-01 Description: Guide to Dunedin, Invercargill, Queenstown and Wakatipu, with numerous photo illustrations in black and white. Other Titles - The scenic south of New Zealan...
New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch: Visit Mt Egmont. Scenic trip by train. New Zealand Railways; safety, comfort, economy / N.Z. Railways Studios. Issued by the N.Z. Railways Publicity Branch. [ca 1938-1939]
Date: 1938 - 1939 By: New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch; Holmwood, Edward John Evelyn, 1910-1987 Ref: Eph-E-RAIL-1930s-05 Description: Shows a snow-capped Mount Taranaki seen from the recreation ground in New Plymouth, with a decorative wooden bridge in the foreground, over a stretch of wate...
Date: 1964 By: New Zealand. Department of Health; New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch; R E Owen (Firm); Christchurch Press Company Ltd Ref: Eph-D-HEALTH-NZDH-1964-01 Description: Poster shows a head and shoulders illustration of a woman sneezing into a handkerchief. Quantity: 1 colour photo-mechanical print(s). Physical Description:...
Date: 1928, 1936 From: Cowan family: Collection By: New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch Ref: MS-Papers-11946-093 Description: Published by New Zealand Railways Publicity Branch, 1928. Also includes clippings that were laid in to the volume. Most of these are undated, but one is date...
Date: 1971 By: New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch; Ellis, Herbert Barry, 1936- Ref: Eph-D-RAIL-1971-01 Description: Poster shows an illustration of a steam locomotive number 778, pulling a line of carriages. There are mountains in the left distance. Barry Ellis has been n...
Walker & Hall (N.Z.) Ltd.: Safeguarded quality! W & H, Walker & Hall ... goldsmiths, silversmiths, & cutlers. Visit our showrooms Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin / Railways Studios [ca 1950]
Date: 1950 From: [Posters and advertising ephemera purchased 2016 at Art + Object. 1910-1960] By: New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch Ref: Eph-C-PRINTING-Whitcombe-2-14 Description: Horizontal poster adviertising the range of curlery and silverware by Walker and Hall shows a pantalooned swordsman with a red billowing cape standing on a h...
Date: 1840-1950 From: Mackrell, Brent fl 2012: Photographs By: Angas, George French, 1822-1886; Burton Brothers (Dunedin, N.Z.); Godber, Albert Percy, 1875-1949; Heron, George Charles, 1923-1972; Johnston, Owen, active 1940-1987; New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch; Palmer, Albert Noel, 1920-1972; Raine, William Hall, 1892-1955 Ref: PA1-o-1036 Description: Contains photographs and photographic copies of paintings illustrating Te Rangihaeata's house on Mana Island, Waitahanui Pa at Lake Taupo, meeting houses at ...
New Zealand. Railway Advertising Department Studios: The Mercer safety geyser. Hot water, the greatest convenience you can have in your home. Write for booklet. J Mercer & Sons Ltd, 54 Oxford Tce, Christchurch [1920s]
Date: 1920 - 1929 By: New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch; J Mercer and Sons Ltd. Ref: Eph-D-HOUSEHOLD-1920s-01 Description: Banner-shaped card for display in a tram, advertising a model of hot water geyser, and showing how it would be used to fill one's bathtub. The geyser display...
New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch: Wanganui River; scenic trip by train & launch. New Zealand / N.Z. Railways Studios. Issued by the N.Z. Railways Publicity Branch [ca 1938-1939]
Date: 1938 - 1939 By: New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch; Holmwood, Edward John Evelyn, 1910-1987 Ref: Eph-E-RAIL-1930s-01 Description: Shows an illustration of a two figures in a small boat in the gorge of the Wanganui River. There are bush-clad hills on either side. Below is text, flanked b...
Date: 1873 - 1972 - 1942 By: New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch; A.P.B.W. (Cartographer), active 1969 Ref: MapColl-832gm/1873-1943(1972)/Acc35847 Description: This hand drawn map includes original data from a map drawn by E. Bradbury & Co. in 1919 of recommended motoring roads and shipping routes of the area from O...
Date: 1960 - 1969 By: Poulton, Maurice Alec, 1909-1983; Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand; New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch Ref: Eph-D-ENVIRONMENT-1965-01 Description: Poster shows a white egret (egretta alba, kotuku), and a pair of crested grebe (podiceps cristatus, puteketeke) with eggs in a nest. Text continues: "You are...
New Zealand Railways. Publicity Branch: Tune up with lemons / Railways Studios [ca 1940]
Date: 1940 From: [Posters and advertising ephemera purchased 2016 at Art + Object. 1910-1960] Ref: Eph-E-FRUIT-1940-01 Description: Poster shows a figure composed of two lemons (head and body), and many little lemons for its arms and legs. The figure is playing the bagpipes. Dated from s...
Date: 1973-1977 From: King, Michael (Dr), 1945-2004 : Papers Ref: 77-107-08 Description: Correspondence relating to research for Te Puea biography and thesis; identified correspondents entered under Name below. Also includes letters from Fraser; ...