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ID number ARTV02603
Title Don't be an ostrich! Use nets for concealment
Collection Art
Object type Poster
  • E G .T (Artist)
  • Camouflage Research Section, Department of Home Security (Publisher)
  • Unknown (Printer)
Date made 1939-1945
Medium hand-coloured roneo
Measurement sheet: 48.8 x 38.8 cm


Hand coloured poster produced using a rotary stencil duplicator known as a Roneo copier. It was designed for the Camouflage Research Section , Department of Home Security, Canberra. A humorous depiction of an ostrich in the desert is employed to encourage the use of camouflage netting for concealment. In the top half the ostrich has his head in the sand, a palm tree is visible behind him. In the lower half the ostrich is concealed using camouflage netting. Green leaves are strapped to his head.