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Spirit of the tent embassy [picture] : 40 years on : Celebrating NAIDOC Week 1-8 July 2012
Bib ID 6004343
Format PicturePicture
Author
Tronc, Amanda Joy
 
Description [Canberra] : NAIDOC Week, 2012 
1 poster : col. ; 42 x 60 cm. 
Summary

I was shocked to realise that most people I know have never heard of the Tent Embassy. I knew it existed but never appreciated what our people and my family had to fight for only 40 years ago. I researched the four men who founded the Tent Embassy – Billy Craige, Bert Williams, Michael Anderson and Tony Coorey and thought it was important to portray them in my artwork along with their beach umbrella in front of Parliament House. Forty years on, the foreground shows what we have achieved today because of the fruits of their labour. The artwork shows that our history is behind us but our culture is part of our people, not dwindling but getting stronger the more our mob succeed and pave the way for the future generations. – Artist: Amanda Joy Tronc.

Poster advertising NADIOC week 2012 and its theme Spirit of the tent embassy. Poster artwork “Look at us now” by Amanda Joy Tronc features two sections, the top section is a depiction of the original starting protest staged on Old Parliament House grounds with the four protesters and a beach umbrella. The bottom section features Aboriginal people doing things that they were not able to do before the rights movement granted them the ability to, such as get jobs (a nurse, a construction worker, a footballer and a recent graduate with mortarboard and lapel) and buy a house.

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Subjects Craige, Billy, -- Posters.  |  Williams, Bert, -- Posters.  |  Anderson, Michael, -- Posters.  |  Coorey, Tony, -- Posters.  |  Aboriginal Tent Embassy (Canberra, A.C.T.) -- Posters.  |  NAIDOC Week -- Posters.  |  Special weeks -- Australia -- Posters.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- History -- 20th century -- Posters.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Suffrage -- Posters.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Posters.  |  Posters, Australian.  |  Australia -- Posters.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors NAIDOC
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Celebrating NAIDOC Week 1-8 July 2012

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