In what may eventually prove to be a fairly significant development, Peter Drew, an Australian artist, is presently on a mission and making a trip throughout Australia, sticking up a large number of posters featuring the countenances of Australians from different origins and age groups, allegedly to draw attention to the key subject of immigration.
They comprise Monga Khan, who was one of the many who applied for exemptions to the White Australia Policy 100 year back. Though he was born in India Khan landed in Oz as a moving salesman hawking merchandise between towns.
Hawkers, Cameleers, and other traders were reportedly given exemptions since their work was necessary to the nation’s developing economy.
The artist from Adelaide stated that for so many years such individuals played a rather vital part even as he would love to commemorate their contribution to the nation. He allegedly thinks that people ought to be pretty grateful for the contribution immigrants make at present and in the past.
While the faces featured on his posters do not look like typical Australians, the artwork comprises the word AUSSIE across the base to inform the public that Australians arrive from every type of place. He allegedly wants public to observe the posters and think more about the country’s actual individuality. In particular he is keen to reach out to those who may believe that the nation has an excess of aliens.
He has reportedly been surprised by the huge backing he has obtained for his drive from the members of the society. While some have made handy contributions to the expense of his flights, many others have chipped in via offering him lifts to and from prominent places.
Drew has been chiefly angered by an impulsive observation lately from Peter Dutton--the incumbent Immigration Minister--that refugees are uneducated and thinks that refuge hunters ought to be viewed as strength.
Significantly, immigration is set to be an important subject in the approaching general election in Down Under as the discussion--involving boat people and the rule of sending them back and not permitting them ashore--goes on.
The artist indicated that at the starting of 2016 Monga Khan had been concealed inside the Australian National Archive for a century, and with every passing year his story becomes paler. This plan aims to re-imagine his life as an icon for all those who endured the White Australia Policy. By sharing his tale one may begin to re-invigorate what it really denotes to be Aussie.
The goal of the scheme is to turn Monga Khan into some sort of an Aussie folk hero and, in doing it, make good use of folklore to hold Australia’s ignored histories, and make its identity bigger, he added.