Badge - Nuclear Family No Thanks, Australia, 1970s-1980s Object Reg. No: SH 870484

'Nuclear Family No Thanks' badge, alternatively known as a button, produced in the 1970s in response to mounting debates around nuclear testing and nuclear power. The text on this badge is a play on the well-known anti-nuclear slogan 'Nuclear Power? No Thanks'. The anti-nuclear movement in Australia began around 1972, when the French increased testing of bombs in the Pacific. The Movement was particularly active throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
Circular badge. It has a laminated front with a yellow background and a red star burst. It has a black and yellow picture of four people hugging - a man, a woman and two children - over the red star burst. There is a black inscription around the edge. It is silver coloured on the back with a wire pin and loop.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Nic Maclellan, 1987
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Re-measured 2.10.08

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Tagged with: families, gender roles, nuclear power, peace issues, sexuality
Themes this item is part of: Nuclear Disarmament, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Anti Nuclear
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Printed text obverse: NUCLEAR FAMILY/ NO THANKS!
Place & Date Made: Australia, 1970-1990

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