Poster - 'Multiculturalism, Our Nation Was Built On It', circa 1987-1995 Document Reg. No: HT 9145

Summary:
Large poster with gloss finish, featuring jar of Vegemite, with the text 'Multiculturalism / Our Nation Was Built On It / Spread it Around!.'

Probably made for the Federal Government's Office of Multicultural Affairs, which operated 1987-1995. Designed by Micheal Sarah, Randwick TAFE College, Sydney. This poster is part of a collection at Museum Victoria which provides an insight into the evolution of immigration and multicultural policy in Australia, including documentation relating to various immigration ministers over time. The collection is valuable both for the information it contains regarding issues relating to immigration and multicultural policy, citizenship, language and national identity, but also for the material expression of this critical and far-reaching shift on Australian cultural policy from White Australia to the Racial Discrimination Act and beyond.
Description:
Poster, gloss finish, white background with black text and colour illustration of a Vegemite jar.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Ms Helen Sartinas - Museum Victoria Immigration Museum, 2005
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 59.50 cm (Height), 42.00 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: australian citizenship act, discrimination, immigration, immigration debates, immigration policies, multiculturalism, racial discrimination act, racism, refugees, white australia policy, making history - white australia
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Policy
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Text: 'MULTICULTURALISM/OUR NATION/WAS BUILT ON IT.../SPREAD IT AROUND!'

Vegemite jar inscribed 'MULTCULTURAL / AUSTRALIA'.
Publisher: Office of Multicultural Affairs, Australia, 1987-1995

Dates of operation for the Office of Multicultural Affairs. (Note: Possibility this relates instead to the extant ACT government's Office of Multicultural Affairs, which could mean a later date.)

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