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Postcard - Boat People, Avant Card, 2002 Image Reg. No: HT 912

Summary:
Postcard with the slogan 'Boat People' issued by Avant Card in 2002 with photography by Jessica Dobbs. The card advertises the website www.boat-people.org which is an 'Australian art gang which has been making work about race, nation, borders and history since 2001.'
Description:
Card with image of a sailing ship on the ocean with white text running across the bottom of the card.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from Dr Moya McFadzean - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2002
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: postcards, refugees, artists, political protests, graphic design, asylum seekers, detention centres
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Community Activity
Tertiary Classification: protest materials
Inscriptions: On Front: BOAT PEOPLE / www.boat-people.org
On Back: WE ARE ALL BOAT PEOPLE / ...from the first fleet in 1788, through two centuries of migration, to the / most recent arrivals. As Australians we share a common past and a current / obligation to our fellow human beings. / We are a diverse group of concerned people who have decided to express / our views. Together we have the power to challenge the border panic / encouraged by the rhetoric of fear.
Format: Postcard: Colour
Issued By: Avant Card, Australia, 2002
Organisation Named: www.boat-people.org, Australia, 2002

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