Avis Acres

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Avis Acres
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Born Thyra Avis Mary McNeill
(1910-03-26)26 March 1910
Wellington, New Zealand
Died 15 October 1994(1994-10-15) (aged 84)
Tauranga, New Zealand
Education St Cuthbert’s College[1]
Known for Cartoonist and illustrator
Spouse(s) George Audley Johnston Acres (m. 1935–93)[1]

Thyra Avis Mary Acres (née McNeill, 26 March 1910 – 15 October 1994) was a New Zealand artist, writer, illustrator and conservationist. She was born in Wellington, New Zealand, on 26 March 1910.

Acres is best known for her comic strip about two pohutukawa fairies, Hutu and Kawa, which was published weekly on the children's page of the New Zealand Herald from September 1950 to July 1960, and also was published as three books by A.H. & A.W. Reed.[1]