A united, fighting-mad Australia

In World War 2, Australia was directly threatened by Japan, and Australian propaganda depicted an alarming prospect of life under Japanese rule.  This poster shows a typical Australian man pulling his new Japanese master in a rickshaw, past Flinders Street station which is decked out with Japanese signs and flags.  This particular poster campaign was intended to raise money for the building of the Beaufort Bomber, one of the few wartime airplanes manufactured in Australia.


James Northfield, lithograph, c.1942


Accession number: H97.24/2


From the State Library of Victoria's Pictures collection.


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