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Dog Toy - Masterpet, Ruff'N'Tuff, 'Pauline Hanson', circa 1997 Object Reg. No: HT 752

Summary:
Super Latex Ruff 'n' Tuff rubber squeaky toy for dogs, made by Masterpet circa 1997. The toy features a caricature of former One Nation Party leader Pauline Hanson's head. This object graphically illustrates how Hanson polarised the community and the extremity of emotional responses to her as a person and policy maker. This particular rendition of Hanson is particularly vicious but was extremely popular - suppliers consistently sold out of them. Then as the politician's star fell, production ceased.
Description:
Small latex bust in original plastic packaging with cardboard section at top.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Michael Reason, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25.00 cm (Height), 11.00 cm (Width), 13.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: souvenirs, toys, politics, dogs, anti-racism
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Parliamentary Politics
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: front of label - MASTERPET/SUPER LATEX/RUFF/'N'/TUFF/SQUEAKY TOY
Manufacturer: Masterpet, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1997
Person Depicted: Mrs Pauline Hanson, Australia, circa 1997

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