Sunday, January 22, 2012

K. W. Country

K.W Country front cover

A 20 page full colour comic published by The New Zealand Wildlife Service, Wellington, in 1984.  If I remember correctly I bought this through my primary school. It made a huge impression on me as a youngster, brutally depicting the Black Robin's fight for survival as they faced extinction. K. W. Country was beautifully illustrated and hand coloured by Don Nathan. Only found on Chatham Island, the Black Robin's population was down to only five surviving birds during the eighties. Thanks to the Department of Conservation efforts which are depicted in this comic population figures are now up to 200.

K.W. Country back cover.


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