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Badge - OSA & MBHS School, Australia, circa 1920 Reg. No: NU 35193
- A school badge featuring a white map of Australia with the letters OSA and MBHS; around on horse shoe shaped border OMNIA LABOR VINCIT ('labour will conquer all'). Made circa 1920.
The white Australia motif was used in a variety of contexts in post-Federation Australia, including postage stamps and advertising. It reinforced the government's determination to create a white, predominantly British, population
Murray Bridge High School, South Australia, is the most likely source of this badge.
- Gilt and enamel badge with loop on top. The obverse depicts a white map of Australia with the letters OSA; below on blue background, MBHS; around on inverted horseshoe-shaped border, 'OMNIA LABOR VINCIT'. The reverse is plain.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||28 mm (Height), 22 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||education, white australia policy, making history - white australia|
|Themes this item is part of:||Childhood & Youth Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Souvenirs & Mementoes|
|DateEra:||circa 1920 AD|
|Obverse Description:||A white map of Australia with the letters OSA; below on blue background, MBHS; around on horse shoe shaped border, OMNIA LABOR VINCIT|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: 'OSA'; below on blue background, 'MBHS'; around on horseshoe-shaped border, 'OMNIA LABOR VINCIT'|
|Shape:||Round with loop|
|Material:||Gilt and enamel|
|Issued By:||Australia, circa 1920|