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Badge - Melbourne Moomba Festival, K.G.Luke, 1960s Object Reg. No: HT 14114

This badge was made by K.G.Luke of Melbourne in the early 1960s to commemorate the Melbourne Moomba Festival.
A rectangular shaped metal badge, with rounded corners and a metal pin and hook on the back. On the front is a raised enamelled image of the Moomba clown logo. The makers name is printed on the back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Michael Reason - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2007
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 1.70 cm (Width), 2.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: celebrations, entertainment, festivals, moomba festival, multiculturalism, parades, souvenirs, -1
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, K.G. Luke, Medal & Trophy Makers, Melbourne, Victoria, Moomba Festival
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Moomba
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Text: MELBOURNE/Moomba/FESTIVAL.
Manufactured For: K.G. Luke, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960-1965
Manufacturer: Melbourne Moomba Festival, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1960-1965
References: Moomba - A Festival for the People, Bellamy, Chisholm and Ericksen, 2005 (printout copy for files), Moomba - The First 25 Years, Dunstan, 1979; Website regarding the origins of the word `Moomba' http://www.snopes.com/language/misxlate/moomba.asp (printout for files.)

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