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Postcard - 'I Have an Unjust Country', Avant Card, 2004 Document Reg. No: HT 7835

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 15.10 cm (Height), 10.10 cm (Width)

More information

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
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
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

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