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Poster ‘Caring and sharing without grog’

Made by Northern Territory Government in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, 1988-1995.

This group of posters exemplifies the approaches to health promotion taken by the Northern Territory government from around 1988 to 2000. Like all state governments, the Northern Territory addresses a wide range of health issues, but it also has particular challenges. For example, a large proportion of the Territory’s population are Aboriginal people, either living in remote communities or dealing with the rapid social changes brought on by moving to urban areas. Improving Aboriginal health pose...


Poster, advising against alcohol drinking, 'Caring and sharing without grog', paper, designed by Redback Graphix, Northern Territory Government, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, [1988-1995]

The full colour poster features an illustration of Indigenous people playing football, eating fruit, hunting and listening to a stereo. The radio carried by one of the women is broadcasting the message, 'Beat the grog. Give it up. / It's not our culture. Leave it behind'. Other text is: 'Caring and sharing / Without grog / Produced by Aboriginal and Islander people of Australia as part of the Drug Offensive / The Drug Offensive / Territory Health Services'. The logo of Redback Graphix is also included.


840 mm
555 mm


The original version of this poster was designed by Redback Graphix.

According to text on the poster it was produced by Aboriginal and Islander people of Australia as part of the Drug Offensive [a Federal Government program] and Territory Health Services, Northern Territory Government.
Northern Territory Government 1988-1995


Gift of Territory Health Services, Northern Territory Government, 2003
26 May, 2003

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Poster 'Caring and sharing without grog' 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 November 2017, <>
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