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Booklet - 'Summer Peril', Government of Victoria, 1967 Document Reg. No: HT 32421

Summary:
This booklet was issued by the Government of Victoria 'in the interests of fire prevention and community safety'. It was first published in 1966, and reprinted in 1967.

This 40 page, illustrated booklet has a foreword by the Premier of Victoria, Henry Bolte. 38 chapters cover the impact of fires on lives and property, how to prevent fires and protect property against fire, the best way to control fires and rules for survival. The photographs show graphic examples of the impact of fires on property and wildlife, and how to prepare for fire. Illustrations include line drawings and segments of press articles from previous fire events.

This booklet was part of the pamphlet collection held by the Science Museum of Victoria.
Description:
40 page illustrated booklet with extensive printed black and white text, line drawings and photographs.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Mr Matthew Churchward - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2011
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 227 mm (Height), 172 mm (Width), 4 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: agriculture, bushfires, fires, fire fighters
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Inscriptions: Printed in white text on Cover: 'SUMMER / PERIL'
Person Named: Sir Henry Bolte - State Government Victoria Department of Premier and Cabinet, 1966

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