File F3483 - Photographs of a demonstration against the awarding of an honorary doctorate of Laws to Queensland Premier Johannes Bjelke Petersen, Mayne Hall, University of Queensland, 1985

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Photographs of a demonstration against the awarding of an honorary doctorate of Laws to Queensland Premier Johannes Bjelke Petersen, Mayne Hall, University of Queensland, 1985

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  • 1985 (Creation)

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1 folder ; 30 cm.

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Thirty-two black and white photographs, on a CD-ROM, of a demonstration on 10 May 1985 against the awarding of an honorary doctorate of Laws to Queensland Premier Johannes Bjelke-Petersen. Up to 5000 UQ students, UQ staff, trade unionists and other outraged citizens attended the protest outside Mayne Hall, St Lucia, where the award ceremony was to take place. Although the ceremony proceeded, the Premier did not attend.

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1 and 17. Academics with 'University of Queensland Academic Staff Association (Union of Employees)' Banner.
2 and 18. Protestors, one holding placcard, looking towards lawn in front of Forgan Smith Building West Wing.
3 and 19. Protestors with placcards saying 'University Senate supports the rich. Not truth' and 'A degree below normal'.
4 and 20. Three young men with Nazi regalia including one in a graduate gown with Nazi regalia on sleeve, and protestor in a clown suit.
5 and 21. Protestors enacting a ceremonial Nazi flag burning on the steps of the Forgan Smith building, with some wearing Nazi regalia.
6 and 22. Protestor with PA system on steps of Forgan Smith Building (that lead into the Department of Law).
7 and 23. Protestors with a banner from the Federated Clerks Union on the lawns in front of Forgan Smith Building West Wing facing Mayne Hall, University of Queensland. Includes former library staff Deb Johnston, Noela Stallard and Amanda Courtney.
8 and 24. Demonstrators with banners outside Mayne Hall, University of Queensland. Banners include: 'Shame Senate [indecipherable]', 'International Socialists. Strike Petersen out!', and 'Unite in opposition'.
9 and 25. Protestors outside Mayne Hall, University of Queensland.
10 and 26. Police, demonstrators and media outside Mayne Hall at the University of Queensland, Brisbane. Harley Stumm, 4ZZZ journalist can be seen with glasses. Dan O'Neill (partially obscured) can be seen with megaphone.
11 and 27. Protestors sitting on grass at the University of Queensland.
12 and 28. Brad Bauman, University of Queensland student Union president about to address the crowd.
13 and 29. Protestors with masks, mortar boards and placard at the University of Queensland, Brisbane. Phil Monsour can be seen on far left.
14 and 30. Jack Ford and David Barbagallo with protestors holding flags and Nazi regalia on the steps of the Forgan Smith Building (that lead into the Department of Law).
15 and 31. Protestors with Academics for Human Rights banner in front of Central Library. Professor Eileen Byrne can be seen behind banner in the middle. Christine Cuskelly can be seen in right hand foreground.
16 and 32. Protestors from the Federated Clerks Union at Mayne Hall, University of Queensland including Library staff member, Noela Stallard.

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Revised, Linda Justo, 17-Aug-2021. Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.

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