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Badge - Free the Refugees! Stop Mandatory Detention, 2002 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
|Dimensions:||3.50 cm (Height), 3.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||refugees, political protests, asylum seekers, detention centres|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection, Getting In, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2003-2015|
|Secondary Classification:||Community Activity|
|Tertiary Classification:||protest materials|
|Inscriptions:||END MANDATORY DETENTION/ FREE THE REFUGEES!/RESISTANCE|
|Place & Date Purchased:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2002|
|Place & Date Used:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2002|
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