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Glass Advertising Slide - 'Preserve Scenes Like This!', Forestry Division, State Electricity Commission, Victoria, Australia, 1950-1960 Image Reg. No: MM 049392

Summary:
Cinema advertising slide produced by the Forestry Branch of the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) for promoting the 'ABC' public campaign of bushfire prevention strategies.

Alternative Name(s): Lantern Slide
Description:
Standard format (3¼ x 3¼ inch square) lantern slide, comprising two sheets of glass sandwiched together and sealed with adhesive paper binding tape around edge.
The hand tinted black & white photographic image is printed the back of the front glass, protected by a cover sheet to prevent it being scratched.
Description Of Content:
This slide was used to educate the Victorian public in bushfire awareness. A kangaroo is pictured in a forest with her Joey. A message from the Forestry Division is to the left of the kangaroo. The text sits within a box painted in orange and yellow, representing a fire.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: australian native animals, fire safety, kangaroos
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Victorian Bushfires Collection, State Electricity Commission of Victoria (SECV) Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: SUSTAINABILITY
Secondary Classification: Natural Disasters
Tertiary Classification: bushfires
Original Caption: 'PRESERVE SCENES LIKE THIS! DO ALL YOU CAN TO PREVENT BUSH FIRES.'
Inscriptions: Text printed within the image of the slide: 'Preserve Scenes like this/ Do all you can to/ PREVENT BUSH FIRES/ Issued by the Forestry Division, S.E.C., Vic.''

Printed text on binding tape of slide: 'T.W. CAMERON, SLIDE SPECIALIST, / 430 Bourke Street. Phone MU 4377.'
Format: Lantern Slide: Hand Coloured; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)
Place & Date Depicted: Australia, 1950-1960

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