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Australian Scout Jamboree, Frankston, Victoria, Dec 27th - Jan 13th


Australian Scout Jamboree, Frankston, Victoria, Dec 27th - Jan 13th

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Physical description

A colour lithographic poster on paper mounted on linen reinforcement (not original). The design features the legs of a uniformed scout in the foreground running ahead of scouts charging over a hill. Some of the scouts wear variations of uniform, such as a turban and a fez, to represent other countries. The text below is inscribed "Australian / Scout / JAMBOREE / FRANKSTON VICTORIA / Dec. 27th. - Jan. 13th.". In the bottom right corner is the inscription "MOLINEUX . Artist.".

Statement of significance

This collection consists of one colour poster advertising the first Pan-Pacific Scout Jamboree held at Frankston, Victoria from 27 December, 1934 to 13 January, 1935.
The poster was designed by Mr Levi Molineux, Scout master of the 11th Hawthorn, Victoria, Scout troop. Mr Molineux also designed the Scout badge for the Jamboree which is at the top left of the poster.

The scouting movement began in Britain in 1908, founded by Lord Robert Baden-Powell. It quickly became an international movement and the first World Jamboree was held in 1920. Jamborees are important scout gatherings intended to foster goodwill and friendship. Lord Baden-Powell, World Chief Scout, was present at Frankston, the only Australian Jamboree he attended. A variety of pageants were presented by the different contingents of Scouts: some serious, some hilarious. The performance ended with a spectacular mass formation of the 12,000 scouts.

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