Production date
Circa 1983
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Poster featuring the coloured reproduction of the head and shoulders of the former Queensland Premier, Hon. Joh Bjelke-Peterson; with the slogan "Joh/Queensland"; and inscribed centre left in cursive green text "With Best Wishes/Joh. Bjelke-Petersen/11-10-91"
CH classification DOCUMENTS Posters government
L900 x W600 mm
Media/Materials description
Paper, ink
'With Best Wishes \ Joh. Bjelke-Petersen \ 11-10-91
Joh \ Queensland
History and use
This poster was created for Sir Johannes "Joh" Bjelke-Petersen’s successful 1983 electoral campaign. 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. This poster was signed in 1991 and sold to raise funds to help fight a perjury charge resulting from the Fitzgerald Inquiry into police misconduct.

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