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US Historians Accidentally Used Tony Abbott To Illustrate '1984' And It's Incredible

The show is making audiences "faint and vomit".

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It turns out the Smithsonian's illustration is from a piece of Melbourne street art featuring the mug of Tony Abbott.

Tony Abbott and LNP launch their new strategy for 2015 #Australia #Orwell #streetart #hosierlane #Melbourne #auspol

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