Poster, made of cardboard mounted on masonite. Image consists of a reproduction black and white photographic image of Joh Bjelke-Peterson and orange and green coloured text.
CH classification DOCUMENTS Posters government
CH classification GOVERNMENT Elections placard
L915 x W610 mm
<orange text at top and bottom of poster> KEEP QUEENSLAND \ IN FRONT \ NATIONAL PARTY \ [orange image of Australia] \ NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA - QUEENSLAND
<in green> NPA
<in white on lower right side> Authorised by M.G. Evans, 99 Leichhardt St., Brisbane \ PRINTED BY ARTCRAFT
History and use
This poster was created in the 1970s to support Sir Johannes "Joh" Bjelke-Petersen and the National Party in Queensland. Sir Joh was the longest-serving Premier of Queensland, holding office from 1968 to 1987. This was a period of unprecedented economic growth for Queensland, however Bjelke-Petersen’s uncompromising conservatism polarised opinion. His political longevity and his leadership of a government that, in its later years, was the subject of high-profile corruption inquiries made him one of the best-known political figures in twentieth-century Australia.
Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Bjelke-Peterson, Johannes (b.1911, d.2005)