Grow Your Own Vegetables...

Accession Number AWM2016.429.2
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 101 x 63.6 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description colour process lithograph on paper
Maker Owen Brothers MT
H E Daw Government Printer
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made c.1943-45
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


One of the most well-known Allied home front slogans of the Second World War was “Grow your own vegetables”. It was part of a campaign to reduce food shortages by actively encouraging citizens to cultivate their own gardens for food production. This poster is a rare example of an Australian poster published in support of this Campaign. It was designed by graphic artists and amateur filmmakers Will and Harrie Owen who often took government and private projects to finance animation productions at their Box Hill studio in Victoria.