Lynette Townsend, Curator History at Te Papa Tongarewa, wrote a piece for our Exotica issue on the Coral Route, that forms part of the exhibition, which was one of the world's most exotic holiday packages in the 1950s. Buy your copy here to read more about this luxurious tour of stunning Pacific Islands back in the day.
I'm a sucker for uniforms, so the line up of flight attendant garb past and present was a real treat to be welcomed with. It was wonderful to see them placed in chronological order and note how wildly styles have varied from the very military inspired first outfits of the 1940s, to the thigh-grazing minidresses in the 1960s, to the modern day bright prints and pared back suiting.
Peter Alsop, who featured in our Exotica issue, is an expert in historical advertising and travel posters in New Zealand and we were lucky enough to have him on the Telegram recently as well, talking about these commercial works of art. You can read more about them here.
Their tours for February and March next year are sold out, but make sure you follow them on facebook to find out about their new tours and stay tuned to Glory Days as there may just be a very special DC-3 experience that we will reveal next year!
Perhaps it is because we are at the bottom of the world and they allowed our our pioneering spirit to be set free or perhaps it is simply because they are so good at getting us from place to place?
Whatever the reason, Air New Zealand and this exhibition is guaranteed to take you on an exciting journey through time and space!