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Save the Whale, Project Jonah : Humpback Whale

Date: 1974 - 1987
Dimensions:
Overall: 120 x 120 mm
Medium: Plastic
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Project Jonah
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Sticker
Object No: 00001021

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    Description
    This sticker reading 'Save the Whale, Project Jonah' is part of memorabilia from a conservation campaign by Project Jonah, an anti-whaling lobby group established in the 1970's.
    SignificanceThe anti whaling movement in Australia has been instrumental in whale conervation and has ensured and encouraged all Australians be aware of the issue. It's strong early stance has also seen the Australian government be a vocal member of the anti whaling movement on the world stage.
    HistoryProject Jonah was formed in Australia in the early 1970s and is operated in a purely voluntary way. It works to "conserve whales by means of public education, advocacy and policy formulation. It provides a voice for those people in the community who want to indicate their views on threats to whales and support proposals to conserve them. We assist with whale stranding’s and have worked successfully to outlaw the cruel public display of whales from most of Australia." (Mosley, G., Submission to Inquiry into Definition of Charities and Related Organisations by Project Jonah Vict Inc., 2000). Its early primary goal was to make people aware what was happening; get involved in whale protection and to lobby the Australian and New Zealand governments to use their law making powers and membership of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to stop local and international whaling.




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