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Booklet - National Safety Council of Australia, Victorian Road Law, 1947 Document Reg. No: HT 17677

This 30 page booklet details the 1947 Victorian road laws and the Motor Car Act.
Published by the National Safety Council of Australia and issued with driving licences in Victoria by permission and co-operation of the Chief Commissioner of Police, it was
printed by The Premier Printing Co. Pty. Ltd., Melbourne.
A foreward by Chief Commissioner of Police Alex M. Duncan is printed on page 2, and some sketches demonstrating signs and signals are printed throughout the booklet.
The booklet contains the Motor Car Act starting from page 19.
Details of the members of The National Safety Council are given on the first page, incl. "President: / A. J. Collocott, Esq.", and the address is given as "60 Market Street, Melbourne, C.1. / Telephone: MU 3609".
30 page paper booklet printed with black ink, cover printed with green and yellow ink.
The front cover features sketch of a road and a road sign with a car driving up a mountainside in the background.
An advertisement for "The AUTOMOBILE / FIRE & GENERAL / INSURANCE CO. OF AUST. LTD." is printed on the back cover with their address: "389-395 LITTLE FLINDERS STREET, / MELBOURNE C.1. 'Phone: MB 1871 (9 lines)".
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Fiona Wilson, 2007
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 152 mm (Height), 81 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: motoring, road safety
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: ROAD TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Traffic Management & Safety
Tertiary Classification: road regulations
Inscriptions: Text, front cover: "VICTORIAN/ROAD/LAW/Published by the National Safety/Council of Australia and issued/with driving licences in Victoira/by kind permission and/co-operation of the Chief/Commissioner of Police."
Publisher: National Safety Council of Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oct 1947
Printer: Premier Printing Co. Pty. Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Oct 1947
References: Unique Ceramics,, accessed 15/08/2007; O-Cedar,, accessed 15/08/2007; Rose Stereograph Company,, accessed 15/08/2007; Macquarie University Australian History Museum,, accessed 19/08/2007; Powerhouse Museum,;search=month&images=&c=1&s=, accessed 19/09/2007; VicRoads,, accessed 19/09/2007;

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