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2016/47/1 Posters (2), 'Aussie', paper / ink, designed and made by Peter Drew, Adelaide, South Australia, 2016. Click to enlarge.

'Aussie' poster designed by Peter Drew

Artist
This poster is part of an awareness raising campaign, 'Real Aussies say welcome' started by Adelaide street artist, Peter Drew. It features an image of Monga Khan with the word 'Aussie' underneath. Monga Khan was one of thousands of people who applied for exemption to the White Australia Policy in the 1920s. Khan was one of many cameleers, hawkers and other traders that were granted exemptions because their work was essential to Australian's growing economy. For 70 years they played a crucial …

Summary

Object No.

2016/47/1

Object Statement

Posters (2), 'Aussie', paper / ink, designed and made by Peter Drew, Adelaide, South Australia, 2016

Physical Description

Two colour screen printed posters that have an image of Monga Khan with the word 'Aussie' printed underneath in capital letters. The posters have rounded edges. Mr Khan's headwear is printed in red.

Marks

Maker's signature on reverse, handwritten in black ink 'Peter Drew 2016'

Dimensions

Height

908 mm

Width

602 mm

Production

Notes

The maker of this poster is Peter Drew, an Adelaide-based artist. He has screen printed the poster onto brown kraft paper and signed it.

History

Notes

Purchased from the artist as part of the 'Real Aussies say welcome' collection.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased with funds from the MAAS Foundation, 2016

Acquisition Date

17 November 2016

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Aussie' poster designed by Peter Drew 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 14 June 2021, <https://ma.as/540948>

Wikipedia

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