Booklet titled 'Summer Peril', published by the Victorian State Government in 1967. It was produced to warn the people of Victoria about the upcoming bushfire season and to inform them about what they can do to reduce the incidence of fire in and around their homes and communities. There are four main topics explained in full - Prevention, Protection, Control and Survival. Colour images throughout the booklet illustrate various warnings, tips and helpful hints.

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44 page saddle stitched booklet printed in full colour throughout


Public education campaigns have led to both personal and public decision making during major bushfire events. They reveal both public and agency understanding of bushfire over time. This booklet, distributed to inform the public about bushfire preparedness prior to the 1967 bushfires reveals an immature approach and yet freely acknowledges the unyielding pervasiveness of bushfire in Victoria.

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