Reef

Postcards, Posters, and Other Vintage Travel Images #2

Poster promoting the Great Barrier Reef as a tourist destination. Stylised design of 3 fish, islands with palm trees, coral and sea weed.1

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometres (1,400 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (133,000 sq mi). The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms. This reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny organisms, known as coral polyps. It supports a wide diversity of life and was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981. (Wikipedia)


        1. Boston Public Library, Print Department, Artist: Sellheim, Gert. “Australia. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.” Poster. Melbourne: Australian National Travel Association (Printed at F.W. Niven Pty. Ltd.), [ca. 1930–1939]. Digital Commonwealth, ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/0c483k123 (accessed December 30, 2017).

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