In the 1940s the Health Department ran a campaign against spitting in the streets and produced this poster. One of the concerns was that tuberculosis might be spread by spitting. In addition, it was seen as an offence against good manners, and that view prevails in the 2000s.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAFB W2555 24223 Box 33 33b A22
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