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Postcard - Show Mercy Australians Welcome Boat People, Avant Card, 2002 Image Reg. No: HT 906

Summary:
Postcard with the slogan 'Show Mercy Australians Welcome Boat People'. It was issued in 2002 by Avant Card (# 6572) and was drawn by artist Reg Mombassa for Mambo Graphics. It was produced to advertise 'Show Mercy', an evening of 'music, satire and speakers' 'endorsed' by Desmond Tutu, at the Sydney Town Hall on April 21, 2002. The program was organised by the Rights Campaign for Asylum Seekers, supported by Australians for Just Refugees Programs, Amnesty International, Labor for Refugees and MAMBO.
Description:
Rectangular postcard with colourful graphic depicting a man on a horse watching people in boats out at sea. They Sydney Harbour Bridge is in the background of the image.
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: SHOW MERCY / AUSTRALIANS / WELCOME BOAT PEOPLE / © MAMBO GRAPHICS P.L. ^02 Reg Mombassa 1.
On Back: BE A VOICE FOR CHANGE [extensive text]
Format: Postcard: Colour
Issued By: Avant Card, Australia, 2002
Artist: Reg Mombassa, Australia, 2002
Organisation Named: Mambo Graphics Pty Ltd, New South Wales, Australia, 2002
Organisation Named: Amnesty International, Australia, 2002
Place & Date of Event: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 21 Apr 2002

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