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Magazine - Smoke Signals, Aborigines Advancement League, Vol. 1, No. 1, Apr 1960 Document Reg. No: HT 24200

Magazine 'Smoke Signals' Vol 1, No 1. Smoke Signals is the official magazine of the Aborigines Advancement League, it is published by the Associated Publicity Services, East Melbourne, Victoria. The first editor was Pastor Doug Nicholls.

The significance of this early edition of the magazine lies in its publication by the Aborigines Advancement League early in the organisation's history. The League was founded in 1957, and 'Smoke Signals' began to be published from 1960, and remains in publication to the present day (2011).
Magazine of 64 pages with numerous black and white illustrations; stapled. Front cover has a bearded Aboriginal figure in black and a background treatment in green.
Statement Of Significance:
This magazine documents the growing political movement led by Aboriginal people in Victoria in the advocacy of Indigenous rights. It also illustrates in its articles and advertisements some of the challenges in changing people's perceptions and knowledge of Aboriginal people.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 182 mm (Height), 246 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: aboriginal people, indigenous activism, indigenous issues, publications, aboriginal issues, citizenship, magazines
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Identity: Yours, Mine, Ours, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2011-2021, Aborigines Advancement League
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Indigenous Rights
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: On Cover: SMOKE SIGNALS / VOLUME 1, No.1 APRIL 1960 PRICE TWO SHILLINGS Proceeds in aid of Aborigines Advancement League
Publisher: Associated Publicity Services, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Apr 1960
Issued By: Aborigines Advancement League (AAL), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Apr 1960

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