Item #CL187-118 ALP Rally Procession [Botany, NSW]
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ALP Rally Procession [Botany, NSW]

1922. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, titled, dated “May 24” and signed illegibly in coloured pencil verso, 16.5 x 21.5cm. Pinholes, creases to right portion, slight silvering overall.

Banner in image reads “Botany [NSW], Vote the Labor 5. Read the Labor Daily. [Frank] Burke, MLA; Long; [William] McKell MLA; [Thomas] Mutch MLA; [Bill] Ratcliffe.”

Although Bill Ratcliffe was placed 5th on Labor ballot for Botany in 1922, he “campaigned for voters to ignore the official ticket and give him their first preference. The tactic was successful, and he was elected at the expense of fellow Labor MLA Simon Hickey; however, it earned him significant enmity within the Labor Party. He was expelled by the Labor executive in April and sat as an Independent Labor member, but was readmitted to the party in July.” Ref: Wiki.

Item #CL187-118

Price (AUD): $880.00  other currencies

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