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2003/151/1 Poster, '1938 Day of Mourning and Protest', ink on paper, designed and made by Brenda Palma (nee Saunders), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1998. Click to enlarge.

‘1938 Day of mourning and protest’ poster

Made by Palma (nee Saunders), Brenda in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

This poster was created by Indigenous artist Brenda Palma (nee Saunders) who was involved in the campaign by the National Aboriginal History and Heritage Council to save the Australian Hall Building, which is the site of the first national conference of the Aborigines progressive Association called the ‘Day of Mourning’, held on the 26th January 1938.

Members from many Aboriginal nations gathered for this conference to demand basic civil and citizenship rights. The poster celebrates the 60th an...

Summary

Object No.

2003/151/1

Object Statement

Poster, '1938 Day of Mourning and Protest', ink on paper, designed and made by Brenda Palma (nee Saunders), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1998

Physical Description

Poster, printed in vertical format, white background with black text and black and white image. The poster is bordered with a simple black rectangular border. Located centrally on the poster is a black and white photographic image depicting participants of the Australian Aboriginal Day of Mourning, holding several signs saying 'Aborigines Conference Day of Mourning Aborigines Only', and 'Aborigines claim citizen rights'. Printed across the upper section of the work is the text '1938 Day of Mourning and Protest 60th Anniversary 26th January 1998'. Printed under the image is the text 'Remembering, Reaffirming, Rekindling the spirit of 1938.'

Marks

No marks.

Dimensions

Width

430 mm

Production

Designed

1998

Notes

This poster was designed by Brenda Palma (nee Saunders) to celebrate the 60th anniversary on 26th January 1998 of the 'Day of Mourning' held in Sydney in 1938.

History

Notes

Used to promote the 60th anniversary (January 26th 1998) of the 1938 'Day of Mourning'. Also used to promote the campaign to save the Australian Hall Building, where the 'Day of Mourning' was held, from destruction.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Brenda Palma (nee Saunders), 2003

Acquisition Date

20 October 2003

Cite this Object

Harvard

'1938 Day of mourning and protest' poster 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 11 December 2019, <https://ma.as/319733>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/319733 |title='1938 Day of mourning and protest' poster |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=11 December 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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