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We cannot afford another 1951: ... prevent bush fires! / issued by the N.S.W. Bush Fires Committee
Bib ID 6333761
Format PicturePicture [still image, sheet]
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Description [Sydney] : N.S.W. Bush Fires Committee, [1953?] 
1 poster : colour ; 76 x 51 cm 
Summary

Colour artwork featuring the grim reaper in a red coat, carrying a scythe on his shoulder and holding a signboard with a skeleton hand behind his back. Words on the signboard read: Bill of damage £6,500,000. The grim reaper is standing and watching a scene of devastation with burnt trees in the foreground, a burnt home with only a brick chimney, galvanised iron water tank and sheets of roofing iron remaining. Flames continue to burn in the foreground and in the distance the bushfire rages across the landscape.

Notes

Caption title.

"In 1951-52 bush fires, caused £1,000,000 damage to state forests, destroyed 292 homes, cost the State £6,500,000 and took human lives".

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Subjects New South Wales. Bush Fire Committee -- Posters  |  Fires -- New South Wales -- Prevention and control -- Posters.  |  Fire Prevention -- New South Wales -- Posters.  |  Forest fires -- New South Wales -- Prevention and control -- Posters.  |  Wildfires -- New South Wales -- Prevention and control -- Posters.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors New South Wales. Bush Fire Committee, issuing body
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Prevent bush fires!

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