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Badge - Limbless Soldiers Association, Fundraising, Victoria, 1928 Reg. No: NU 45683
- Fundraising badge issued by the Limbless Soldiers Association, Victoria, in 1928.
The Limbless Soldiers Association existed from at least 1915, during World War I, when it made representations to the Federal Government regarding the preservation of jobs of limbless soldiers, and the 'compulsory' employment of a percentage of disabled ex-soldiers by large employers. It also argued that limbless soldiers' associations should be regarded as charitable organisations for the purpose of donations. Limbless soldiers' associations were set up in many states, including Victoria.
- Round badge with pin on back. The obverse has at the centre within a crowned white triangle, VIC; in blue on triangle, LIMBLESS SOLDIERS ASSOCIATION; around above, PROVIDENT FUND APPEAL; below, 1928; between the triangle and the date is a white panel with the number 23761 in faded red.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||22 mm (Diameter)|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, badges, disability organisations, world war i fundraising|
|Themes this item is part of:||Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|On Display at:||Melbourne Museum|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Secondary Classification:||Civilian Life|
|Obverse Description:||At the centre within a crowned white triangle, VIC; in blue on triangle, LIMBLESS SOLDIERS ASSOCIATION; around above, PROVIDENT FUND APPEAL; below, 1928; between the triangle and the date is a white panel with the number 23761 in faded red.|
|Inscriptions:||LIMBLESS SOLDIERS ASSOCIATION VIC
PROVIDENT FUND APPEAL 1928
|Issued By:||Limbless Soldiers Association, Victoria, Australia, 1928|