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Reclaim Tecoma from McDonald's

24 August 2014

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'Grassroots Democracy'

Museum for Australian Democracy at Eureka Exhibition & Presentation

 

 

 

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There are 38 Photo Galleries of the Protest Movement, click on the headings below to view each Gallery

14.10.12 Creating a community garden (1) 14.10.12 Creating a community garden (2) 16.10.12 Fences Go Up 18.10.12 Media Coverage 19.10.12 Community Meeting 23.10.12 Yarra Ranges Council Meeting 28.10.12 Site blessed by Elder Murrundindi 28.10.12 Community Singing - 'The Ballad of Tecoma' 07.11.12 ABC TV 7.30 Report media coverage
09.11.12 Police remove community protesters 02.03.13 'RESISTANCE IS FERTILE - NO MCDONALD'S IN TECOMA' MARCH ... 1 02.03.13 'RESISTANCE IS FERTILE - NO MCDONALD'S IN TECOMA' MARCH ... 2 21.04.13 Extraordinary Community Meeting 27.06.13 The Opening of 'Fast Fried & Fatal' 01.07.13 McDonald's Starts Building in Tecoma .. 1 01.07.13 McDonald's Starts Building in Tecoma .. 2 09.07.13 Community Protest March in Melbourne ... Gallery 1 09.07.13 Community Protest March in Melbourne ... Gallery 2
28.07.13 Community March from Belgrave to Telcoma .. Gallery 1 28.07.13 Community March from Belgrave to Telcoma .. Gallery 2 28.07.13 Who Are The Tecoma 8 .. You'll Be Surprised 06.08.13 Police in great numbers protect the McDonald's site ... Gallery 1

06.08.13 Police in great numbers protect the McDonald's site ... Gallery 2

21.08.13 State Parliament Protest Rally 2012 / 2013 Canine Protesters ""McDonald's - Not Even Fit For Dogs" 14.09.13 Burger Off Rally - Tecoma Goes To Town 14.09.13 Burger Off Rally - Tecoma Goes To Town - Federation Square Big Screen
13.09.13 Hills Gala Ball - Tecoma 8 Benefit 02.03.14 Community Meeting In Tecoma 22.03.14 Info & Merchandise Stand at Selby Fest 2014 07.04.14 - McDonald's Open In Tecoma - Gallery 1 07.04.14 - McDonald's Open In Tecoma - Gallery 2 04.05.14 - gNOmeageddon 26.05.14 - Communities In Control Conference 2014 01.07.14 - Take Back Tecoma Candle March Protest 24.08.14 - Museum for Australian Democracy at Eureka Exhibition & Presentation
20.09.14 - 'Gypsy Nights' - A No Maccas In The Hills Event 20.10.14 - Labor Party (Vic) visits Tecoma              

'Grassroots Democracy: An Exploration into the Battle for Tecoma' was subject of the major exhibition at the Museum for Australian Democracy at Eureka, Ballarat (Victoria) between Wednesday the 13th August 2014 and Thursday the 11th September 2014.

The passion, creativity and resilience of the Tecoma community protest was showcased in a variety of mediums. Photography, film, music, media and a plethora of 'Tecoma campaign icons' including knitted items, gnomes, banners, signs and more.

The newly updated film compilation from the wonderful Tim Smith was showed in the Museum Cinema throughout the exhibition.

During the consultation phase organisers at M.A.D.E were overwhelmed with the volume of campaign material presented for consideration. Amassed was a very impressive portfolio that was showcased alongside other iconic campaigns from Australian History.

The M.A.D.E website states: M.A.D.E’s exhibition is based on the Greek roots of the word democracy: demos and kratos. That is, People + Power = Democracy. http://www.made.org/

Photographs taken by John Weeks in Tecoma, Victoria, Australia, on Monday, 24 August 2014

 

How the day unfolded....

 

In Tecoma ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those who remained behind waved to those leaving by bus to Ballarat ...

 

 

First pitstop ...

 

 

 

 

Arriving in Ballarat ... greeted by fellow protestors ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A final word to McDonald's ....

 

 

 

See earlier 'Reclaim Tecoma From McDonald's' photos by clicking HERE

Facebook : No Maccas in the Hills ... www.burgeroff.org

ALSO see the amazing and beautiful short film, by the incredibly talented Hills film maker Tim Smith, documenting the March against Maccas. Music by Rebellious Bird.... Click HERE

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Feedback

"Fabulous photo John Love it!" ... Laura S., Australia

"Love them!!" ... Akarsini, Australia

"Love it :)" ... Esther K., Australia

"Love it too" ... Esther K., Australia

""Once again we were blessed with the presence of talented local photographer John Weeks joining us on our trip to Ballarat. He's currently sharing today's photos on No Maccas in the Hills... :)" ... Esther K., Australia

"BRAVO! BRAVA! BRAVISIMO!" ... G.D.B., Australia

Twitter message : No McDonald's Tecoma @SAVE_TECOMA No McDonald's in Tecoma @MADEBallarat exhibition. #democracy #burgeroff Pic via @Spectrumfmradio pic.twitter.com/Gkd42o3TOm

"Can you hear the people sing? Because I can..." ... Richard F., Australia

"It was indeed an honour to have Baba Des and Marcel along with us, this campaign is full of individuals who has given so much of their personal, domestic and professional time. Thank you" ... Jan M., Australia

Twitter Message : No McDonald's Tecoma @SAVE_TECOMA Two of our hills elders yesterday in front of Tecoma McDonald's with much to say #burgeroff Pic via @Spectrumfmradio pic.twitter.com/6afxPEru8E

"wow what a great shot!" ... Linda K., Australia

"Love it" ... Shakti., Australia

"What a wonderful shot John, this will be another of your iconic images I think ♥ .. One for the next calendar maybe" ... Jan L., Australia

Twitter Message : GnomeMaccasInTecoma @GnomeMacTecoma 'I can hear you, gNOmes' gNOmes are important part of @MADEBallarat #burgeroff Picture courtesy @Spectrumfmradio pic.twitter.com/zPdUSSUByp

"Love your photos - the latest are beautiful! (y) Esp the first one of baba.D / gorgeous - yes I'm raving" ... Jane M., Australia

"Beautifully captured, as always, John..." ... Kessia McG-T., Australia

"Fantastic John, thank you so much for documenting the day." ... Peta F., Australia

"Great photos as usual." ... Carol D.J., Australia

"what would we do without you, you are a treasure John, beautiful" ... LaRaine C., Australia

"Thanks John. Wonderful record to take its place amongst all the others you have given us." ... Margaret T., Australia

"Wonderful photos John Weeks, as usual, thank you. And thanks to everyone involved in organising the exhibition, a great trip :)" ... Jan L., Australia

"Thank you John" ... Anja v O., Australia

"superb shot" ... Kathy T., Australia

"Wow" ... Robert S., Australia

"Fantastic John... How lucky we are to have you a part of this campaign" ... Jan McG., Australia

"Thanks again John, especially from those of us who couldn't go yesterday." ... Shonasea, Australia

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