A wooden stamp used for the Sinfull Un-Opening in 1986. The stamp is made from wood with the shape of the stamp in dark green rubber. The handle of the stamp is painted green. The stamp itself has a cartoon elephant with the words " SINFULL UN-OPENING / MOTUNUI / FEB. 1986 ". The stamp shows ink stains as a sign of wear. There is a faded small arrow in ballpoint pen on the top of the stamp's base, showing the user which way to press the stamp down.
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However, the opening of the plant was not universally applauded. The potential for environmental disaster and destruction of natural resources and landscapes led to protests from local community groups, including Gill Winter's father in law, Peter Winter. This stamp was used as part of one of the many events speaking against the opening of the plant, the "Sin-Full Unopening", which happened the night before the official opening of the plant. This stamp was used on the invitations to the Unopening event, as well a to stamp letters sent to cancel the official opening!
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