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Some things are worth fighting for... Safeguarding Our Australia, No Republic

2000.0020.0016

Some things are worth fighting for... Safeguarding Our Australia, No Republic

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Physical description

A small square poster with a blue background. A colour photograph in the centre shows a lifegauard overlooking Bondi Beach. Printed along the top of the poster is text that reads "Some things are worth fighting for...". At the bottom of the poster is a 'no republic' symbol with an Australian flag.

Statement of significance

This collection consists of a variety of material used to promote the 'No' campaign for the Republic Referendum in 1999. Objects recommended for accession into the National Historical Collection include a t-shirt, placards, posters and stickers.

The material represents one of the major political debates in recent times, when Australians were asked to vote on the establishment of the Commonwealth of Australia as a republic and replace the Queen and Governor-General with a President.

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