2019 Lighthouse Perspectives Set of Mint Stamps - Set
2019 Lighthouse Perspectives Set of Mint Stamps - Set for only GBP £6.81
- Hannah Fortune, New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand
- Southern Colour Print, Dunedin, by lithography
- Four process colours with UV high gloss and rough gloss
- 50mm x 30mm (horizontal)
- $1.20 x 3, $2.40, $3.00, $3.60
Ever since the first voyagers arrived from Hawaiki, New Zealand’s rough coastline and changeable weather have proved both a risk and a challenge to those attempting to make land. Oral histories indicate that waka were wrecked as the first people discovered New Zealand’s shores. Over 1,500 shipwrecks were recorded in the 19th century alone, causing upwards of 2,000 deaths. The New Zealand government was eventually convinced to act, and lighthouses began to form a significant presence in Aoteoroa by the 1860s.