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Two people reach out to touch the tree of life and hope surrounded by dragonflies, frogs, birds and a butterfly representing an Aboriginal depiction of the cycle of life and the role people must play to ensure an AIDS free future. Colour lithograph by Zane Saunders, March 1993.

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March 1993
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669879i
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Credit: Two people reach out to touch the tree of life and hope surrounded by dragonflies, frogs, birds and a butterfly representing an Aboriginal depiction of the cycle of life and the role people must play to ensure an AIDS free future. Colour lithograph by Zane Saunders, March 1993. In copyright

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Publication/Creation

[Canberra (Australia)] : Commonwealth Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services, Australia, March 1993.

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in brown and blue on yellow ; sheet 69.6 x 59.5 cm

Lettering

This painting depicts the continuing cycle of life and the role all people must play to ensure an AIDS free future ...Zane Saunders (Aboriginal artist), March 1993. © Commonwealth Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services, Australia 1993. This poster was commissioned by the National AIDS Campaign of the Commonwealth Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services in response to the 1993 International Year for the World's Indigenous People which has its theme, Indigenous People - A New Partnership.

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Commonwealth Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services, Australia Commonwealth Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services, Australia © Commonwealth Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services (Australia) 1993 Commonwealth Department of Health, Housing, Local Government and Community Services (Australia) 05/11/08 Australia UkLW Transcription from the item

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 669879i

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Details of images with descriptions appear on right including from top: 'The embracing figures, protected by the use of a condom, are the centre around which the birds and other creatures circle in the endless cycle of life and death' ... to bottom right: 'This image, which I call the Soap Tree, represents cleanliness and the purity of air and water'.

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