Matchbook [Air New Zealand]


Matchbook [Air New Zealand]

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About this object

Matchbook, cardboard. Coloured. Tahitian scene on striker side of the cover. 2 Tahitian children paddling at the water's edge in costume and head and neck leis. Word "Tahiti" above the children and Air New Zealand in black print under the scene. A stylistic map of the South Pacific on the reverse side of the cover with flight destinations printed in black. Air New Zealand motif printed on the bottom. Matches white with red heads. Inside of cover displays Air New Zealand destinations and telephone numbers. Wording on top edge of cover: "We are the Pacific".

Maker & role

Air New Zealand Limited (New Zealand, estab. 1965),Allenco Match

Object type

Matchbook/Firemaking Equipment/Temperature Control Equipment/02 Furnishings/Nomenclature

Date made

Place made



H 43 W 50mm (H 1 11/16 W 1 15/16")

Subject & association description


Credit line

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

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