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Badge - Free Refugees the Close the Camps, circa 1990s Reg. No: HT 903
- Badge with the slogan 'Free the refugees, close the camps', it was made and used in Australia, circa 1990s. Mandatory detention legislation was first introduced in Australia in May 1992, the legislation meant that asylum seekers arriving in Australia without prior authorisation could be detained for unspecified and prolonged periods of time.
- Round badge with red, blue and black text on a white background, with a gold boarder.
- Acquisition Information:
- Collected from Dr Moya McFadzean - Museum Victoria Collections, Research & Exhibitions, 2002
|Tagged with:||refugees, badges, political protests, asylum seekers, detention centres|
|Themes this item is part of:||Migration Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Community Activity|
|Tertiary Classification:||protest materials|
|Inscriptions:||Printed: FREE / THE / REFUGEES / CLOSE / THE / CAMPS / RESISTANCE|
|Issued By:||Resistance, Australia, circa 1990s|
|Place & Date Used:||Australia, circa 1990s|