Item #CL193-156 We Have Survived! White Australia Has A Black History
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We Have Survived! White Australia Has A Black History

1988. Colour screenprint, 64 x 45cm. Minor handling creases. Linen-backed.

Text continues “In ‘88’ don’t celebrate, demonstrate. Rally Jan. 26th in Sydney. Printed by Breakout, 161 Sussex Street, Sydney.”

The Anti-Bicentenary March in 1988 was organised by the Freedom Justice Hope Committee. Ref: NITV, April 2016.

This image was created in 1977 by Australian artist Chips Mackinolty (Aust., b.1954) as a land rights poster. He later gave permission to fellow artist Peter Chester to use his image to promote a January 1988 rally, as detailed in this poster. Initially, Mackinolty took his inspiration from the iconic photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima taken by Joe Rosenthal (Amer., 1911-2006) on February 23, 1945, depicting six United States Marines raising a US flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima in WWII. Ref: Peter Chester interview, SBS; Wiki.

Item #CL193-156

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