Archive, Streetwize Communications, collection of publications including comics, postcard sized 'infocards', posters, education kits, annual reports, related artworks, photograph, video and miscellaneous archival material, designed and made by Streetwize Communications, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1984-2007
This collection of Streetwize publications relate to the health and welfare of Indigenous Australians, the HIV Aids epidemic, drug abuse, racism, migration, the environment and other key social issues during 1984-2007.
Not yet fully catalogued but includes:
Comic, On the Edge, 12 pages, examines the unique problems faced by young people with dual diagnosis (mental illness and drug issues) and encourages them to utilise the health services available. Produced in collaboration with South Sydney Youth Service. Produced with funding from the Perpetual Trustees, South Sydney Council and NSW Department of Community Services. Includes three pages of NSW contact and information numbers.
Comic, Feedwize, 8 pages, mini-comic explains the health benefits of breastfeeding infants and offers advice and contacts for further information. This comic is aimed at young indigenous woman.
Comics (3), Losing It, 8 pages., shows the devastating financial and emotional effects of gambling on families and the difficulties experienced by family members when a relative has a gambling problem. This reprint contains contact numbers in SA for advice and assistance. Produced with funding from the NSW Government from the Casino Community Benefit Fund. There are three copies of this comic in English, Chinese and Khmer.
Comic, Blak N' Blues, 16 pages, aimed at young Aboriginal people in rural areas who may be experiencing depression, this comic contains two stories back to back in a mini comic. Produced with funding from the Commonwealth Department of Family and Community Services under the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy.
Comic, Dealin' With It!, 16 pages, for young rural men in NSW who may be experiencing depression. Produced with funding from the Department of Health and Aged Care under the National Suicide Prevention Strategy.
Comic, Close Shaves, 16 pages, the internal pages feature colour illustrations and discusses blood borne diseases, particularly focusing on the safety risks of sharing needles and unsafe sex.
Comic, Getting On Track, 20 pages, aimed at Aboriginal drug users and their families who may be interested in accessing drug treatment programs. Provides information on Methadone and Buprnorphine and provides contact numbers for support and assistance within NSW.
Comic, Streetwize Hep C, 20 pages, aimed at young injecting drug users and looks at how to avoid Hepatitis C and what to do if you contract the virus. It contains two stories and contact details nationally for advice and assistance. Produced with funding from the Australian National Council on AIDS, Hepatitis C and Related Diseases.
Comic, Spur of the Moment, 8 pages, looks at the dangers and serious legal consequences of car theft. The comic has contact numbers Australia-wide for young people who may need legal advice. Produced with funding from the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction.
Comics (2), What is Hep C?, 8 pages, developed specifically for people with low literacy, the comic looks at how Hep C can be contracted and the effects of the virus. It provides advice and contacts for further information services. Produced with funding Hepatitis C Council of NSW. There are 2 copies of this comic, one in English the other in [Khmer].
Comic, poster and original artwork by Leeanne Hunter for Streetwize Communications, People of the Land publications, 1993. Produced for International Year of World Indigenous Peoples, funded by Department of Employment, Education and Training, the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island Committee and Bernard Van Leer Foundation, the Netherlands.
Comic (1), Workwize, produced by Workcover NSW / Streetwise Comics Ltd, Australia, 1997. (REC9769)
Comic, The Other Side, editorial copy, 8 pages, photocopy, Streetwize, 2003. (REC11653/1)
Comic, Home Free, preliminary draft for comic which later became 'The other Side', 8 pages, Streetwize Communications, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2003. Comic drawn on eight pages with outline in black pen. (REC11653/2 (L4337/1)
Comic (2), The Other Side!, paper, Streetwize Communications, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2003. Two colour A4 sized comics 'The Other Side!' with pages stapled together. Comics appear identical. REC11653/2 (L4337/2)
Poster, Condoman, not a Streetwize production, but distributed through Streetwize-associated organizations.