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Badge - Free the Refugees! Stop Mandatory Detention, 2002 Object Reg. No: HT 902

Badge - Free the Refugees! Stop Mandatory Detention, which was purchased at a stall at Victorian Forests Anti-Logging Rally in Batman Park on Saturday 18 May, 2002. The slogan 'free the refugees' was used as a standard by the Refugee Action Collective Victoria (RAC) for its badges when it was established in late 2001. It was then adopted by many other organisations involved in protesting against Australia's refugee polices around that time.
Plastic covered badge with red background and white and yellow text.
Acquisition Information:
Collected from Dr Moya McFadzean - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2002
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 3.50 cm (Height), 3.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: refugees, political protests, asylum seekers, detention centres
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Community Activity
Tertiary Classification: protest materials
Place & Date Purchased: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2002
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2002

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