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Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne, Carlton
Accession Number AWM2016.74.3
Collection type Art
Measurement Sheet: 50.1 x 37.6 cm
Object type Poster
Physical description screen-print
Maker Students for a Democratic Society
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Carlton
Date made c.1968
Conflict Vietnam, 1962-1975

Item copyright: Status to be assessed


This engaging screen print features a nuclear mushroom cloud with the US flag as a backdrop. It was created as a recruitment poster for the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) formed at the University of Melbourne in 1968 and printed in a share house (headquarters) on the corner of Palmerston and Canning Streets in Carlton. The SDS was directly inspired and modelled on the Students for a Democratic Society in the United States whose style of activism continues to be influential today.