This is a fascinating piece of local political history. Artist Jillian Viva Gibb made this poster c1979 in response to the Fraser federal government canceling funding for the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, which was and still is located in Fitzroy. The accompanying notes state that this work was one of a series of posters inspired by newspaper headlines. They were not commissioned but were designed, printed and pasted up by the artist (perhaps in the Fitzroy area).

fraser Fitzroy history - political street art c1979

Courtesy of SLV / ID: H98.162/22 / artist: Jillian Viva Gibb / copyright: used under the fair dealings provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 / c1979

Fitzroy history – political street art c1979

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