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