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2008/42/1 T-shirt, nuclear disarmament, 'Stop the drop', polyester / cotton, maker unknown, worn by Kevin Fewster at the 'Stop the drop' concert, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1983. Click to enlarge.

‘Stop the Drop’ concert t-shirt

Made by Unknown (person) in Australia, Oceania, 1983.

This t-shirt has significance as a record of the ‘Stop the Drop’ concert held at Melbourne’s Myer Music Bowl on Sunday 13 February 1983. The donor Kevin Fewster was one of the organisers of two ‘Stop the drop’ concerts, this and another held in 1984. Both events featured Australian rock bands and raised funds for People for Nuclear Disarmament.

The 1983 concert was attended by 8000 people. The bands that appeared were INXS, Midnight Oil, Goanna and Redgum. Midnight Oil helped to organise the co...

Summary

Object No.

2008/42/1

Object Statement

T-shirt, nuclear disarmament, 'Stop the drop', polyester / cotton, maker unknown, worn by Kevin Fewster at the 'Stop the drop' concert, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1983

Physical Description

T-shirt, nuclear disarmament, 'Stop the drop', polyester / cotton, maker unknown, worn by Kevin Fewster at the 'Stop the drop' concert, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1983

Cream-coloured short sleeve t-shirt made of polyester cotton jersey. Text on front in yellow and black lettering: 'Stop the drop / Disarm now!'. With a red illustration of a peace sign on musical stave. Text on back in yellow and black lettering: 'INXS / Midnight Oil / Goanna / Redgum / 3pm Sun. Feb.13 Myer Music Bowl'.

Marks

One tag on back of neck with text: 'Size 20 / Chest 105cm'. Other tag on back of neck has washing instructions plus text: 'Polyester / cotton / Made in Australia'.

Dimensions

Width

460 mm

Production

Notes

According to correspondence with the donor, the 'Stop the drop' logo was designed by 'a small graphic design office in Melbourne who the Oils were using then for tour posters'. Maker unknown.

History

Notes

The donor Kevin Fewster was one of the organisers of the 1983 'Stop the Drop' concert. He wore the t-shirt on the day of the concert.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Dr Kevin Fewster AM, 2008

Acquisition Date

27 February 2008

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Stop the Drop' concert t-shirt 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 18 April 2019, <https://ma.as/377393>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/377393 |title='Stop the Drop' concert t-shirt |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=18 April 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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