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T Shirt - 'Australia Full', Men's, White, circa 2009 Object Reg. No: HT 23121

Summary:
Small white men's t shirt with an outline map of Australia with the word "Full!" in the centre. This t-shirt was sold by the Politically Inc(correct) T-Shirts shop online. This shop is based in the United States of America and has a page exclusively dedicated to 'Australian merchandise' - all of which is related to Australian nationalism. This shop is referred to by the website Australian Nationalist Resource.

The image on the t-shirt was used during the Cronulla riots in December 2005 and on Australia Day celebrations and disturbances, including that on Manly beach on 26 January 2009. The image is an echo of the iconography of the former 'White Australia' policy.
Description:
Size small white men's t shirt with an outline map of Australia with the word "Full!" in the centre.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 700 mm (Height), 750 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: women s clothing, white australia policy, racial identity, t-shirts, xenophobia
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Racism
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Printed on front: "FULL!"
Distributor: Politically Inc(correct) T-Shirts, United States of America, circa 2009
Other Association (See Comments): Australia, circa 2009

Although sold by an American company these T-shirts are made for an Australian audience.
References: http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,,24975818-5005941,00.html
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,24966106-421,00.html
http://www.fightdemback.org/2006/03/04/australia-first-beneath-the-surface/
David Walker, Anxious Nation: Australia and the Rise of Asia 1850-1939 (University of Queensland Press, St Lucia: 1999)

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