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Go out to Australia for the Test matches Sept. 1932 - Mar. 1933, published by the Australian National Travel Association

2003.0082.0001

Go out to Australia for the Test matches Sept. 1932 - Mar. 1933, published by the Australian National Travel Association

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A colour travel poster printed on paper, depicting three men playing cricket set against a grass-green background. The player positioned in the foreground is fielding the ball, and the other two players, a batsman and wicketkeeper, are positioned at the top of the poster. Printed text at the bottom of the poster reads 'Go out to / Australia / for the Test matches / Sept. 1932 - Mar. 1933'. Printed cursive white text superimposed over this text reads 'Take your ash-pan / with you'.

Statement of significance

This collection comprises one large reprinted travel poster, produced for the 1932/33 Ashes Test Series. The poster, 'Go out to Australia for the Test Matches' was designed by Percy Trompf in 1932 for the Australian National Travel Association. The poster sought to promote and encourage tourism to Australia from England for the 1932/33 Ashes, which became popularly known as the 'Bodyline Series'.

The Australian National Travel Association (ANTA) was first established in 1929 to promote Australia as an attractive tourist destination for overseas travellers. The ANTA's marketing campaign included travel posters, designed to present Australia as a modern and exciting place. The 1932/33 Ashes Test Series was one of many sporting events promoted overseas.

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