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Thumbs up for reconciliation in Australia [picture]
Bib ID 3073176
Format PicturePicture
Description [Australia : Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation and The Body Shop, [1998] 
1 poster : col. ill. ; 149 x 99 cm. 
Summary

A poster produced by the Body Shop, upon which customers were encouraged to leave their thumb print to support reconciliation. Poster is dark red, and features artwork of a large thumb-print with titles in yellow lettering.

Biography/History

The Body Shop's in-store "Thumbs-Up for Reconciliation" campaign was held in National Reconciliation Week in 1998, and involved over 100,000 people leaving their thumb print as a sign of their commitment to a "united Australia which respect this land of ours, values our Indigenous heritage and provides justice and equity for all". The Body Shop won an Australian Human Rights Commision Award for this campaign on the 10th of December 1998, at the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Conference. A judging panel noted the company's commitment to reconciliation through its vibrant and community-orientated campaign that included a comprehensive staff training program.

Notes

Caption title.

Poster is printed on stiff card with a high gloss finish, with identical image on both sides.

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Related Material Other print material relating to The Body Shop and reconciliation in Australia is available in the Aboriginal Australians - Reconciliation files in the Australian Ephemera Collection. 
Subjects Body Shop (Firm) -- Posters.  |  Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation (Australia) -- Posters.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Civil rights -- Posters.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations -- Posters.  |  Human rights  |  Fingerprints -- Posters.  |  Posters, Australian.  |  Australia -- Posters.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation (Australia)  |  Body Shop (Firm)
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