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New Zealand. State Forest Service :The ABC of forest fire prevention. Always Be Careful! / State Forest Service, Soil Conservation Council. [1940s?]

Reference Number: Eph-D-FOREST-SERVICE-1940s-01

Shows a pukeko on a teacher's mortar board, using a pointer and a blackboard to teach the message of care to prevent forest fires. Its pupils are a kiwi in checked shorts, a kingfisher and a rabbit, while a tui and a fantail watch from above. The setting is a native forest with kowhai flowers and ferns. The blackboard is propped on a easel carved with Maori motifs.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Chromolithographs, Posters and Ephemera, related to Peter Gordon, New Zealand. State Forest Service, Rabbits, Kotare, Pukeko, Native forest, Piwakawaka, Blackboards, Forest fires, Kiwis and Tui.

Part of:
New Zealand Forest Service :[Posters. ca 1945-1959]., Reference Number Eph-D-FOREST-SERVICE-1940/1950s (2 digitised items)

Extent: 1 colour photo-mechanical print(s) on poster.Chromolithograph on poster, 540 x 408 mm.. Vertical imageEphemera

Historical Notes: The State Forest Service was renamed the New Zealand Forest Service in December 1949, so this poster predates the change. It is unlikely to have been made before 1940 although the State Forest Service was operating in the 1920s.

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Other copies available: File print and colour transparency in Ephemera Room

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