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Placard - State Library Museum Redevelopment, 1990 Object Reg. No: HT 9894

Summary:
Placard made by State Library of Victoria employees and used by them in a demonstration of 1500 state public sector employees on 9 August 1990. The protest was against proposed cuts in government funding.

With the Victorian economy in a general state of malaise, it had been publicly stated that the forthcoming budget would contain massive cuts in public expenditure; hence employees staged a half-day strike and marched from the Victorian Trades Hall council to the Government Offices in Spring Street, Melbourne.
Description:
Placard made of thick card, what was once an "Entrance" sign. One side features a slogan hand-painted in red on a white background reading "State Library Museum Redevelopment, Lies Damned Lies and State Government Promises". The paint is smudged in places. On the other side, the word ENTRANCE is printed in white against a dark blue background, with a strip of adhesive tape stuck to the edge.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 89.8 cm (Width), 49.8 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: state government of victoria, protests
Themes this item is part of: Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
Secondary Classification: Libraries
Tertiary Classification: protest materials
Inscriptions: Slogan: 'STATE LIBRARY / MUSEUM REDEVELOPMENT / LIES, DAMNED LIES / AND / STATE GOVERNMENT PROMISES'

Sign: 'ENTRANCE'
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 Aug 1990

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