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Badge - Community & Public Sector Union, 125 Birthday Souvenir, June 2010 Reg. No: HT 26429
- On 17 June 2010, the Community & Public Sector Union (CPSU) celebrated its 125th birthday. This badge was struck to commemorate the occasion. Made by West Australian company M&L Australia Pty Ltd, the badge was offered to all CPSU members; they simply had to send a request via email with 'Happy Birthday' in the subject line.
The Victorian Public Service Association (forerunner to the CPSU) was formed in 1885, following a general meeting of members at the Athenaeum on Collins Street, Melbourne, on 17 June. The VPSA already boasted a membership of 1900 public service employees at this time; 1000 of them attended the first general meeting.
- Gilded metal and enamelled badge in the shape of the Athenaeum, Melbourne.
- Acquisition Information:
- Collected from Commonwealth Public Sector Union (CPSU), 2010
|Dimensions:||24 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||celebrations, souvenirs, trade unions|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||TRADE UNIONS|
|Secondary Classification:||Public Sector|
|Inscriptions:||Enamelled on obverse: VPSA - 17 JUNE 1885 - CPSU
Moulded on reverse: (company logo)/ (08) 9457 5667
|Manufacturer:||M&L Australia Pty Ltd, Western Australia, Australia, Jun 2010|
|Manufactured For:||Commonwealth Public Sector Union (CPSU), Victoria, Australia, Jun 2010|