Photo of Harold Holt

Harold Holt: Powerhouse Museum

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InstitutionPowerhouse Museum
500 Harris St
Ultimo, Sydney
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Evening outfit, womens, silk shantung, designed by Dame Zara Holt, made by Magg, worn by Wiska Listwan, Australia, c.1967.

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Photograph, black and white, Prime Minister of Australia Harold Holt viewing exhibition, Comptoir Suisse, Lausanne, 1960.

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Magazine, Oz, June/July 1965, paper, Richard Neville and Richard Walsh (eds), Australia, 1965 – the cover features an illustration of Robert Menzies, with fellow politicians Holt and Barwick, who are shown to be saying ‘Give us your Vietnam line again, Bob’. The caption printed beneath reads ‘The Big Joke’. Printed in the top left hand corner is the comment: ‘Not registered for transmission at the GPO (the Bureaucratic Alfs have been ‘‘pondering our application’’ for 18 months now)’. Contains text and illustrations of a satirical nature, addressing political and social issues of the time, such as Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War.

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Magazine, Oz, May 1966, paper, Richard Neville and Dean Letcher (eds), Australia, 1966 – the cover features a cartoon of the politician Arthur Calwell dressed as a soldier with the caption: ‘Private Calwell reporting for duty sir’. The following promotional slogans also appear on the cover: ‘Australian pop catalogue . bigot jokes . Holt & the maimed’. ‘Send one to a soldier’. Contains text and illustrations of a satirical nature, addressing political and social issues of the time, particularly concerning Prime Minister Holt, conscription and the Vietnam War.

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Magazine, Oz, January 1968, paper, Richard Walsh and Dean Letcher (eds), Australia, 1968 – the cover is ‘blacked out’ in recognition of the death of Prime Minister Holt, and carries the following note: ‘The editors of OZ wish to express their deep sympathy to the family of the Prime Minister in their bereavement. We regret that this issue was already printed before the tragic events of Sunday, 17th December’.

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Magazine, Oz, February l968, paper, Richard Walsh and Dean Letcher (eds), Australia, 1968 – the cover features a photographic image of Prime Minister John Gorton in a pose typical of Adolf Hitler, with the caption: ‘(Thanks to the miracle of modern plastic surgery) He is alive and living at the lodge’. Contains text, illustrations and puzzles of a satirical nature, addressing political and social issues of the time, such as the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the late Prime Minister Holt.

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