Sovereignty Day event by original Australians, January 26th 2007
[This following is an amalgam of two emails from world renowned street artist Benny Zable with the final version of the artwork. Thanks Benny, we think it's just about perfect: editor]
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2007 [11.30 PM]
Subject: Sovereignty Day POSTER Jan 26th-27th Tent Embassy
Enclosed is the new [Sovereignty] Day poster authorised by Michael Anderson Aboriginal. The new poster extends an invitation to stay there at the Tent Embassy till Tuesday, February 6th, to prepare actions for the opening of Parliament 2007.
It has been stressed that drugs and alcohol not be brought onto the site and to support and respect the Aboriginal agenda.
[In a third email received from ever humble expert Zable: 'This final copy was crafted with Isabel Coe [Wiradjuri woman, co founder Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra 30 years ago]. Franklin Scarf did the art work actually. Between a whole lot of us this became the final copy. The credits are to a whole lot of people stumblin around in our isolation to attempt to get it right. My part was speaking with different people listening to criticisms and to eventually come up with this.' Yours Benny Zable]
Posted by editor
at 7:35 PM EADT
Updated: Saturday, 6 January 2007 9:11 AM EADT