"Help Australia to help you" - recipe booklet issued by the Australian High Commissioner, London, 1939
The cover of this publicity item leaves no doubt as to the message being sold - the clue is in the appearance of several kangeroos - cooking. For many years Australian prduce was heavily promoted in the UK - organisations such as the Empire Marketing Board pushed the colonial links that made 'foreign' foodstuffs such as soft fruit, butter and other ingredients effectively 'British'. This little cookery booklet was issued by the Australian High Commission in London in 1939 - sadly the supply…
"Visit Ballarat, the City Beautiful"
In the 1990s the PTC released a series of 8 reproduction vintage Victorian Railways travel posters from the 1920s & 30s. I was commuting daily to Melbourne at the time and they featured prominently in the Ballarat and Spencer Street railway stations. In the early 2000s I tracked down a signed limited edition of the Ballarat poster, which now hangs on my wall at home. Interestingly the original 1929 "Visit Ballarat" poster was painted by Percy Trompf, who had his training at the Ballarat…
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Dunk, the Romantic Isle, Great Barrier Reef, Australia Queensland Government Tourism Poster, c.1939. Artist: Peter S Templeton
"This is a work of art! The colour and depth catches and keeps your eye. When I look at this image I’m sitting on that beach under that tree looking out at that amazing sky. It’s what I think of when I think of QLD " Queensland State Archives Image ID 22137
Poster - Movietone News, Melbourne Cup Special, 1940s
Poster issued by Movietone News to advertise their newsreel showing the running of the Melbourne Cup. In the days before television, these posters would have been displayed at cinemas around Australia, to entice audiences to rush along and see the race on the big screen.
1788-1938: 150 Years of Progress. Australia Celebrates: January 26 ... April 25, 1938
Charles Meere (1890-1961) 1788-1938: 150 Years of Progress. Australia Celebrates: January 26 ... April 25, 1938 1937 colour lithograph; 101.8 x 63.6cm National Library of Australia Z336 Courtesy Ms Margaret Stephenson-Meere