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

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Creator Campbell, Judith
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 Political badges, F3338
Type image/tiff
Original Format 1 badge, plastic and metal; 4 cm in diameter.
Source Political badges, F3338, item 5a
Language eng
Rights For all enquiries about this work, please contact the Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library
Abstract/Summary The Political badges, F3338 collection consist of 39 badges that relate to issues and groups such as the anti-Vietnam War movement, anti-uranium mining, disarmament and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. The badges were collected by Judith Campbell.
Keyword Campbell, Judith
Protest movements
Vietnam Moratorium
Vietnam War, 1959-1975
Peace issues
Moratorium Campaign Organising Committee
Additional Notes Circular red badge, encirlced with black rim, bearing white text 'Vietnam Moratorium. Withdraw all troops now' . On the red centre background is the Australian Vietnam moratorium symbol in white.

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

1 of 2 badges.

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Created: Tue, 15 Dec 2015, 11:08:17 EST by Ms Dulcie Stewart on behalf of Fryer Library