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Badge - Don't Celebrate '88 Rock Against Racism, Australia, circa 1988 Object Reg. No: SH 990703

Badge, 'Don't Celebrate '88 Rock Against Racism', alternatively known as a button, was made by Patrick Bros Melbourne circa 1988. The badge was created to raise awareness of indigenous issues and responses to Australia's bicentenary celebrations. Many campaigners considered the white settlement of Australia in 1788 an invasion rather than arrival. The slogan on the badge, 'Don't Celebrate', was a play on the official bicentennial slogan, 'Celebration of A Nation'.
This is a round badge with a black background and an illustration of a Uluru on it. It has two blue areas at the top and bottom of the image with yellow text on them.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 55 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: aboriginal issues, australian bicentenary 1788-1988, celebrations, civic mementoes, souvenirs
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Racism
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Printed text obverse: DON'T CELEBRATE/'88/ROCK AGAINST RACISM
Manufacturer: Patrick Bros., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1988

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