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Badge - Community & Public Sector Union, 125 Birthday Souvenir, June 2010 Object 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: celebrations, souvenirs, trade unions
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: TRADE UNIONS
Secondary Classification: Public Sector
Tertiary Classification: badges
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

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