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Poster - Danger Asbestos, Plumbers & Gasfitters Employees' Union of Australia, circa 1984 Document Reg. No: HT 12037

Summary:
Poster issued by the Plumbers & Gasfitters Employees' Union of Australia promoting the dangers of asbestos, using the case study of Alistair MacKillop, who died of an asbestos related cancer.
Description:
Poster printed on glossy paper featuring the title of the union printed in yellow across the upper edge. A personal written statement follows in black. The poster is dominated by a handcoloured photograph of a football game, with a head and shoulders portrait of a man wearing checked suit to the left, captioned with an RIP and slogan. A warning against asbestos is printed in large letters along the lower edge in red and yellow against a black background.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer (Possible) from Unknown
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 39.3 cm (Width), 59.7 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: trade unions, posters, health well-being, plumbing, cancer awareness, asbestos minerals
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE UNIONS
Secondary Classification: Plumbing
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: "PLUMBERS AND GASFITTERS EMPLOYEES' UNION OF AUSTRALIA / Authorised by George Crawford, General Secretary, 48 Victoria Street, Carlton South 3053 / Alastair MacKillop worked as a General Plumber. He was exposed to asbestos / only to the same extent as most other members. He died in July 1984. ... / RIP Alastair MacKillop / 4.2.21 - 8.7.84 / While Alastair was playing with the Rangers, asbestos was playing with his life. / DANGER / asbestos"

Further text on poster.
Issued By: Plumbers' & Gasfitters' Employees' Union, Australia, circa 1984

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