Being bored during first year uni, some friends of mine decided to nominate me for president of the Students’ Association of the University of Adelaide in 1991. There were 8 candidates, and my “platform” was to see if I could get as few votes as possible.
Somehow I got over 200 votes, but I think I still placed last – which was the goal overall (I think!).
Some young upstart named Natasha Stott Despoja won the election … but we all dismissed her as having no political future :-)
These were some of the campaign banners that we put together during a lunch break using the uni library photocopying machines and stuck them up around the university.
I always liked this one – a photo of me taken on the banks of the River Torrens near the Uni footbridge, and then photocopied it with a cutout photocopy of a sheep we got from a library book. The effect turned out quite well I think! I guess this was a warped form of animal liberation … not only should animals not live in fear, they should also have the right to a good education!
… ahh the things that bored university students get up to!
Many thanks to Craig P for keeping copies of this stuff and being kind enough to send it to me all those years later.