In the “A short history of DOC: 1987-2007

Painting a sign on the Milford track. Photo: S Hayes.
Painting a sign on the Milford track

By 1993 the proliferation of different signs, business cards and publications around the country was such that the Department more resembled a set of affiliated organisations than a single agency. The 1980s pastel uniforms were decommissioned. Minus logo, they were shipped to war-torn Bosnia as humanitarian aid. For conservation, green and khaki was back.

The trademark green-and-yellow signs made their appearance from 1994 in colours that were easy to read and wouldn’t fade. Over time the Department looked more coherent – today few of the vehicle fleet are other than white – and it looked as though the tough early days were over.

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