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Badge - State War Council, Fundraising, 1918 Object Reg. No: SH 950362

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Button

Metal badge depicting the sphinx in Egypt with a pyramid in the distance and camels in the foreground. Inscribed 'State War Council / Help those who are helping you -1918'.

Sold in South Australia on 22 March 1918 in aid of the Soldiers' Hostel. The State War Council Soldiers' Hostel was located in King William Road, Adelaide, funded 'almost entirely by patriotic citizens'.

State War Councils provided practical assistance, employment support and soldier settlement in each state during and after World War I.
Description:
Metal badge in colours of yellow, blue, white and brown. The image depicts the sphinx in Egypt with a pyramid in the distance and camels in the foreground. Inscription around edge. The badge is fastened by a pin at the back which slots into a hole in the back. .
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum of Victoria Numismatics Collection, 1995
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 3.20 cm (Height), 3.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, world war i fundraising, soldier settlements
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: fundraising
Inscriptions: 'STATE WAR COUNCIL / HELP THOSE WHO ARE HELPING YOU - 1918'.
Place & Date Used: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, post 1918
Organisation Named: State War Council, 1918
References: GOOD,A.M:nd. Official Record of S.A. Button Days. League of Loyal Women's Rooms. (Sands and McDougall's) Adelaide.nd.
SOLDIERS' HOSTEL. (1918, September 23). The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929), p. 4. Retrieved January 15, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article57543831

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