Poster

Production date
Circa 1998
Country
Australia
State/Province
Queensland
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Object detail

Description
Political poster, commercially colour printed, featuring profile head and shoulder photographic portrait of One Nation founder, Pauline Hanson, draped in the Australian flag. Yellow and navy blue text in top right corner.
Classification
CH classification DOCUMENTS Posters government
Production date
Circa 1998
Production place
Measurements
L675 x W475 mm
Media/Materials description
Paper, colour printed
Signature/Marks
PAULINE HANSON'S \ one \ NATION \ the voice of the people
History and use
The One Nation Party was formed in 1997 with Pauline Hanson as leader. Hanson was a Liberal party candidate in the seat of Oxley at the 1996 Federal election but had been disendorsed by the party. This poster was created for the 1998 Queensland State election in which One Nation gained 22% of the vote (or 11 out of 89 seats) – sending a strong message to the major parties that the public was keen for reforms.

Hanson divided public opinion with her ultra-conservative policies on immigration, Indigenous rights and global economics. For some people she represented the ‘common’ voice, which many felt was being ignored by the major parties; others considered her ideas racist and naïve. One Nation has been plagued by internal divisions, controversies and legal problems since its 1998 election achievements. This poster depicts Hanson at the height of her success, draped in the national flag to symbolise the role she created as the true voice of the Australian people.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
H41953

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