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Poster - Danger Asbestos, Plumbers & Gasfitters Employees' Union of Australia, circa 1984 Document Reg. No: HT 12038

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.
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.
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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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