The cover paintings for these two New Zealand circa 1930s travel brochures were by Leonard Cornwall Mitchell , a leading graphic artist of the 20th century, some of whose posters are in the Australian National Gallery collection. The swimming pool painting was converted into a poster entitled Blue Baths , Rotorua . In 1944 , the Hereford Printing Co. Ltd., Wellington, brought out a collection of sketches and cartoons by Mitchell with verse by Ian MacKay dealing with trout fishing . Mitchell also submitted ideas for stamps and coins . Some of his scenes were like the folksy covers of the American Saturday Evening Post. His holiday posters ,which now sell for up to $400 , included the popular ski resort of Mount Cook .
The other cover in the above illustration is of Mitre Peak, Milford Sound . Charles Weetman( 1905-1990), attached to the Australian National Travel Association and Assistant Editor of the now non-existent great magazine , Walkabout , which ran articles and advertisements from Kiwiland , passed to his son the Mitchell posters , in turn donated to the Australian National Gallery. (Brochures in Little Darwin South Pacific Collection .)