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Badge - Prohibition Referendum, Victorian Anti-Liquor League, Victoria, Australia, circa 1925 Reg. No: NU 45688
- This badge, also known as a button, was produced in relation to the Prohibition Referendum, Victoria, Australia, circa 1925. It was issued by the Victorian Anti-Liquor League at 182 Collins Street, Melbourne. Prohibition was an issue in Australia throughout the 1920s, in part a result of societal problems following World War I. Other nations also faced the issue of how to control alcohol consumption. Alcohol was depicted as the enemy of a sedate home life, encouraged following the upheavals of World War I. Australia's Prohibition Laws were repealed in 1928.
- This is a round badge with a pin on the back. The obverse has at the centre, a boy and a girl holding the Australian red ensign, with the text to their left. The reverse has text also.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||22 mm (Diameter)|
|Tagged with:||prohibition, temperance movements|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST|
|Secondary Classification:||(To Be Classified)|
|DateEra:||circa 1925 AD|
|Obverse Description:||At the centre, a boy and a girl holding the Australian red ensign, to their left, "For Our Sakes; around at left, VOTE NO LICENSE!".|
|Reverse Description:||In small letters around the edge, ISSUED BY THE VICTORIAN ANTI LIQUOR LEAGUE 182 COLLINS ST|
|Inscriptions:||Printed Obverse: "For/ Our/ Sakes/ VOTE NO LICENSE!"
On reverse: ISSUED BY THE VICTORIAN ANTI LIQUOR LEAGUE 182 COLLINS ST
|Place & Date Used:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1925|
|Issued By:||Victorian Anti-Liquor League, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1925|