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Postcard - Show Mercy Australians Welcome Boat People, Avant Card, 2002 Reg. No: HT 907
- 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.
- 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
|Tagged with:||postcards, refugees, artists, political protests, graphic design, asylum seekers, detention centres|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection|
|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]
|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|