Series 496 - Jean Chambers health posters

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Jean Chambers health posters


  • c. 1949 - 1960 (Creation)

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17 items

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Jean Chambers was a commercial artist with considerable advertising experience working for large firms in Sydney. In 1935 she moved to New Guinea with her husband Keith Chambers. In 1948 the Maternal and Child Health service commissioned Mrs Chambers to design posters on infant care for distribution by the Public Health Department as teaching aids in villages. Chambers moved to Port Moresby in the mid 1950's where her husband became Chief Collector of Customs. In Port Moresby she designed and completed film strips for the Commonwealth Film Unit on women's club training, and worked for Burns Philp (NG) Ltd for 18 months during 1958-59 on display and newspaper advertising. Mrs Chambers also received more commissions for posters and eventually accepted a full-time appointment with the Department of Information where she trained New Guinean staff in silk screen printing, mainly on health education but also for the Departments of Agriculture, and Post and Telegraphs.

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Posters prepared for the Infant Welfare Section, Department of Public Health, Papua New Guinea.


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Entered from deposit description on 20 May 2013




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