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Tickertape - Hip Hip Hooray for LBJ, 1966 Object Reg. No: HT 13584

During the visit of United States of America President Lyndon B. Johnson, this tickertape was collected by the vendor after it was dropped as part of a tickertape parade through the streets of Sydney on October 19th, 1966. It was during this parade that the Premier of NSW Sir Robert Askin, in response to Anti Vietnam protestors lying down on the road, told his driver to `run the bastards over'.
One of 15 pieces of tickertape coloured orange - each consisting of an elongated rectangular piece of thin paper, which has `HIP HIP HOORAY FOR LBJ' printed in large black type on the front side.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 2.5 cm (Width), 20.3 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: politics
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: International
Tertiary Classification: souvenirs
Inscriptions: Printed in large black type on the front side: `HIP HIP HOORAY FOR LBJ'
Person Named: President Lyndon Johnson - United States Government, Australia, 1966

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