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Badge - Plastic, circa 1880 (Incomplete) Archaeology Reg. No: LL 42900 1

Summary:
This badge was excavated at Casselden Place in 2003. It is a Melbourne City Mission Badge.

Cultural diversity in Little Lon.
Little Lon was home to a diverse population. Germans, Jews and Irish arrived in the mid 19th century; Chinese, southern Europeans and Syrians (Lebanese) in the 1880s; and Italians in the 1890s. Immigrants sometimes brought objects with them to remind them of home, or purchased new items that re-affirmed national loyalties. Pipes, vases or plates were decorated with flags, military heroes, an Irish lyre or English roses. The amount of foreign currency excavated also attests to diversity of the immigrants who frequented Little Lon.
Description:
"HELP THE HELPLESS. BEFRIEND THE FRIENDLESS. NEED NOT CREED. MELBOURNE CEO MISSION"
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Heritage Victoria, 2005
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 20.0 mm (Height), 20.0 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: making history - little lonsdale street
Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Activity: jewellery
Specific Activity: badge
Lot Area Unit: 84A/84B/6/5
Inscriptions: On the front is written: HELP THE HELPLESS/ BEFRIEND THE/ FRIENDLESS; MELBOURNE CITY MISSION/ NEED NOT CREED/ FOUNDED 1855

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