Ephemeral materials have historical and cultural value but they tend to be rare, since they are not commonly collected or preserved properly. They reflect aspects of society such as social transitions, political differences and movements, government policy, fashions, and so on. They often contain insights that traditional research publications may have overlooked. This month at the National Library of Australia’s Asian Collections we have put together a display of Colourful Thai Political Ephemera. The items in our display were collected by the National Library’s suppliers in Thailand since 2006. Here are some snapshots of the display; if you are in Canberra why not come and inspect the display, it will be up until end of October. The Thai ephemera collection is available for anybody to inspect at the Library for research or general interest.

The Library also has complete holdings of Red shirt supporter magazines that were banned in recent months, namely: Voice of Taksin, Truth Today & Thai Red News; and some issues of Red Power and р╕Щр╕┤р╕Хр╕вр╕кр╕▓р╕г р╕Шр╕Зр╣Бр╕Фр╕З.

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