Hutu and Kawa meet Tuatara

Avis Acres
1956

Type Record Covers
Title Hutu and Kawa meet Tuatara
The names 'Hutu' and 'Kawa' come from the name of the native New Zealand Pohutukawa tree.
Measurements.Dimensions 7" x 7"
Measurements.Format EP
45 rpm
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Cardboard
Techniques Offset Printing
Four colour
Techniques Water colour
Techniques Illustration
Techniques Hand lettering
Creator.Personal name Avis Acres
Role Author
Avis Acres created the cover illustration.
Creator.Corporate name Kiwi Records
Role Record Label
Creator.Personal name Rae Pritchard and Max Cryer
Role Narrators
Rae Pritchard and Max Cryer are the narrators of the story.
Creator.Personal name Avis Acres
Role Author
Avis Acres wrote the story 'Hutu and Kawa meet Tuatara'.
Date.Release 1956
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
The copy held is a jpeg.
Location.Current Repository Hocken Library, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Hocken holds a copy of this EP.
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number EA-147
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_rc_i_0438_f, nzgda_rc_i_0438_b
ID Number.Hocken Dynix BIB 233024
Culture New Zealand
Subject Tree, grass, man, woman, sand, cake, sea, rock, creatures, lizard, Pohutukawa, Kiwi, Blue Penguin, Fantail, Kingfisher, Wax-eye, Tuatara
Subject Hutu and Kawa
Relation Prodesign # 50 Dec 2000/Jan 2001
A different record cover featuring Hutu and Kawa was used in an article by Chris Mousdale entitled "digging for gold", about record cover design as a window on New Zealand culture.
Relation.derived from The Gumnut Babies
Australian author May Gibbs (1877-1969) published a childrens story called The Gumnut Babies, in 1916. These two characters, called Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, were described by the author as 'bush-babies' and were dressed as the nuts of the Australian Gum tree. The Gumnut Babies are still icons of Australian culture. [KY]
Description Front cover; image and text. This cover features New Zealand native and endemic flora and fauna. On the left side of the cover is a Pohutukawa tree. It's branches reach the top of the cover and spread out, almost touching the right side of the cover. Sitting in the branches is a Kingfisher. Over the top of the branches, in hand lettering it reads; 'Hutu and Kawa'. The 'and' is red, the words 'Hutu' and 'Kawa' are red with a white outline. Further down the tree are the names of the author and the narrators. At the base of the tree, in the foreground of the picture is a Kiwi standing on a patch of grass. The Kiwi is a bird endemic to New Zealand. Underneath the beak of the Kiwi is a Fantail, a native New Zealand bird. Behind the Kiwi is a Blue Penguin, another native New Zealand bird. At the background of the image are two 'bush-babies' dressed in yellow clothes and wearing yellow berets. To their right a small stretch of sea is visible. On the right side of the sea is a rock, on which sits a Tuatara, an ancient reptile native to New Zealand. Above the Tuatara are the words; 'meet Tuatara'. Standing below the rock on sand, are Hutu and Kawa. They are two 'bush-babies' and are naked except for skirts made from the flowers of the Pohutukawa tree. Their hair is also made from the same flowers. The 'bush-baby' on the left is wearing a greenstone pendant around its neck. Greenstone is New Zealand jade, (Nephrite) known as Pounamu in Maori. The 'bush-babies' are looking at one another and holding a birthday cake between them. To the left of the 'bush-babies' is a Wax-eye, another native New Zealand bird. In the bottom right of the cover is the Kiwi Records logo. [AAF]
'Bush-babies' is the term used to describe Hutu and Kawa on the back of the cover. [AAF]
Description Front cover; image and text. The imagery on the back cover consists of two portrait photographs of the narrators; Rae Pritchard and Max Cryer. They are positioned at the bottom of the left side of the cover. The rest of the cover comprises text. In the top right corner is the record label number, to the left of this are the words; 'A New Zealand Record from Kiwi'. Underneath this is the title of the EP which has been centre aligned. Below this, on the right side of the cover is a box in which there is a list of other recordings for children on Kiwi Records. Below the box are details of the record and a box in the bottom right corner of the cover contains publishing information. On the left side of the cover, above the photographs of the narrators is a small amount of text relating to production. Above this is body text which gives information about Hutu and Kawa, a small history of the stories and some biographical information about the author and the narrators. Above this, under the record title are the roles and names of the author and the narrators. [AAF]
Source Abigail Fox
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 05.2001.
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 05.2001.
Rights Kiwi Records
Typography The words 'Hutu and Kawa' are in red hand generated type with 'Hutu' and 'Kawa' outlined in white, and are sans serif mixed case. The words 'meet Tuatara' are black sans serif and upper case. The remaining text is white.
Size 84, 30, 18 and 12 point
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour Red, white, black
Typography The text on the back cover black and is in a range of styles. Serif and sans serif, italic, upper and mixed case.
Size 30, 14 and 10 point
Colour Black
text/uri-list (0k)  May Gibbs