The image for the 2018 International Women’s Day poster has been drawn from the AIATSIS Collection to illustrate the 2018 National NAIDOC Theme Because of Her, we can! This striking historical image speaks to the strength of the women who have gone before us to create the world we live in today.
The woman featured in this image remains unknown, but AIATSIS exists to help keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture strong. The woman is not forgotten and on this International Women’s Day we wanted to pay our respects to women like her. Her image is now spread around the country in a statement about the power of women – Because of Her, we can!
This untold story also raises the important work AIATSIS does in family history research, managing records, preserving photographs and capturing moments in history to share with the rest of the world.
The image is part of the Kerry King collection of nineteenth century photographic portraits taken in New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, Victoria between 1870 and 1900. We now hold the Kerry King portraits in the AIATSIS Collection. Download the finding aid to see information about the entire collection.
The International Women's Day Posters are available in two formats, printed and digital download.
Printed posters are free, but you will need to pay for postage.
Digital downloads are free and available here:
- Paperback Map
- 841mm x 594mm x n/a
- Released 2018
- ISBN n/a
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Each year at AIATSIS we celebrate International Women’s Day to acknowledge the women around the globe who continue to empower women and girls through leadership, advocacy, strength and courage. Whether its women in their local communities and regions or on the international stage, women continue to strive to make a difference to the lives of children and families.
Over the years, we have produced an International Women’s Day poster that features an inspirational image from the AIATSIS Collection or a prominent role model in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
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