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Badge - Prohibition Referendum, Victorian Anti-Liquor League, Victoria, Australia, circa 1925 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 45688

Summary:
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the enemy of a sedate home life, encouraged following the upheavals of World War I. Australia's Prohibition Laws were repealed in 1928.
Description:
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
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)

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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)
Tertiary Classification: badges
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
Shape: round
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1925
Issued By: Victorian Anti-Liquor League, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1925

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