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T-Shirt - 'Fair Dinkum Aussie Mate', 2006 Object Reg. No: HT 23911

Summary:
Unisex white cotton t-shirt with the slogan 'Fair Dinkum Aussie Mate The Wearer Having satisfied the requirements prescribed by the Fair Dinkum Aussie Mateship Act 2006 shall Hereafter be Known to be a True Blue Aussie Mate, no worries'. It was distributed by the website "Values Australia" which satirizes the debates surrounding the 2006 decision to introduce a new citizenship test and discussions since then around "Australian values".
Description:
Size M white cotton t-shirt. Message appears only on the front. At the top, centre is a coat of arms with the motto "Ministry of Mateship". An emu appears on the left, with prison bars with hands gripping the inside bars, diagonally crossed with a red sash. A crown appears above the bars, and to the right is a Red kangaroo lying down, all of this is surrounded by Australian flora.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 778 mm (Height), 935 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: racism, politicians, nationalism
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Anti-Racism
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Printed, front: ""Ministry of Mateship /Fair Dinkum Aussie Mate /The Wearer Having satisfied the requirements prescribed by the Fair Dinkum Aussie Mateship Act 2006 shall Hereafter be Known to be a True Blue Aussie Mate, no worries / Issued by authority of the Minister of Fair Dinkum Australian Values No. 123456789 /Phillip McCrack, Minister for Fair Dinkum Aussie Values".
Distributor: valuesaustralia.com, Australia, 2006
Place & Date Used: Australia, 2006
References: http://valuesaustralia.com/

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