'Cat Lovers Against the Bomb' badge, c1980 to 1990

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Creator Union of Australian Women
Title 'Cat Lovers Against the Bomb' badge, c1980 to 1990
Open Access Status Other
Date 1980-01-01
Year available 2015
Series Union of Australian Women Collection, UQFL193
Type image/tiff
Original Format 1 badge, plastic and metal; 3.5 cm in diameter
Source Union of Australian Women Collection, UQFL193, Box 24, item 49
Language eng
Rights For all enquiries about this work, please contact the Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library
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
Nuclear disarmament
Social movements
Antinuclear movement
Acknowledgements Research compiled by Emily Brand.
Additional Notes Homemade plastic and metal badge with a blue background that reads 'Cat Lovers Against the Bomb'. The centre features a cartoon white cat.

Controversial nuclear weapons and nuclear power have long been subject to a global protest movement that spans both environmental and peace activism. The 1980s saw a revival of anti-nuclear protests in response to the renewed nuclear arms race. This period of the movement was marked by the use of humour to raise public support, seen in the playfulness of slogans such as ‘Cat Lovers Against the Bomb’ which dates to this time.

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Created: Thu, 22 Oct 2015, 02:20:57 EST by Ms Dulcie Stewart on behalf of Fryer Library