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Postcard - 'I Have an Unjust Country', Avant Card, 2004 Reg. No: HT 7834
- Avant Card postcard with the slogan 'I have an unjust country, that locks up refugees. They come to seek protection, we throw away the keys' and a cartoon image of a father, mother and child standing behind a barbed wire fence by Judy Horacek.
Judy Horacek is an Australian cartoonist, artist, writer and children's book creator. Horacek started her career as a writer, words are an important part of her cartoons, and sometimes dominate the pictures. Horacek's cartoons draw on a variety of social and political issues including: the Australian Republican Movement, women's issues, immigration, indigenous issues and FlyBuys. Her cartoons are often described as whimsical and quirky.
- Postcard with cartoon image of a father, mother and child standing behind a barbed wire fence, with black text in the top left corner. The back of the card has printed black text.
- Statement Of Significance:
- This material demonstrates the community response to the hotly debated issues surrounding refugees and mandatory detention in Australia. This material represents a range of community responses to the refugee debate, as well a a variety of community and commercial organisations behind the ephemera.
- Acquisition Information:
- Collected from Dr Moya McFadzean - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2001
|Dimensions:||15.10 cm (Height), 10.10 cm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||immigration, immigrant voyages, immigration debates, immigration policies, refugees, immigration selection, refugee children, asylum seekers, detention centres, mandatory detention of immigrants|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Community Activity|
|Tertiary Classification:||protest materials|
|Inscriptions:||Text: I have an unjust country,/that locks up refugees./They come to seek protection,/We throw away the keys.|
|Publisher:||Avant Card, Australia, 2004|
|Artist:||Judy Horacek, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2004|