Moratorium Campaign Organising Committee 'Vietnam Moratorium. Withdraw all troops now' badge, Australia, c1970 to 1971

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Creator Union of Australian Women
Title Moratorium Campaign Organising Committee 'Vietnam Moratorium. Withdraw all troops now' badge, Australia, c1970 to 1971
Open Access Status Other
Date 1970
Year available 2015
Contributor Moratorium Campaign Organising Committee
Series Union of Australian Women Collection, UQFL193
Type image/tiff
Original Format 1 badge; 3 cm in diameter.
Source Union of Australian Women Collection, UQFL193, Box 24, item 84
Language eng
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Abstract/Summary The Union of Australian Women was a national organisation, formed in 1950. Its aim was to work for the status and wellbeing of women across the world. It was involved in a wide variety of campaigns that concern women, and networked with other women's community and union groups on such issues. The national branch closed in 1995 and the Queensland branch disbanded in 1999.
Keyword Union of Australian Women -- History
Protest movements
Vietnam Moratorium
Vietnam War, 1959-1975
Peace issues
Moratorium Campaign Organising Committee
Additional Notes Circular badge, encircled with black rim, bearing red text 'Vietnam Moratorium. Withdraw all troops now'. On the white centre background is the Australian Vietnam moratorium symbol in red.

This badge was issued in the early 1970s to promote the three Vietnam Moratorium marches held in Melbourne in 1970 and 1971. The Moratoriums began in 1969 and reached a peak in 1970 to 1971. Throughout its existence, the Moratorium movement identified itself by this sunburst symbol, which came to be used not only by the Moratorium but also by other organisations and groups which supported its aims. The sunburst symbol was chosen by the Moratorium convenors as a striking and memorable design, easily visible in crowds, an important criteria for an identifying badge. References: Museum Victoria Collections Australian War Memorial

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