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Badge - For A Nuclear Free Pacific, Australia, 1972-1987 Object Reg. No: SH 870539

'For A Nuclear Free Pacific' badge, alternatively known as a button, made by Patrick Bros in the late 1970s - early 1980s. The slogan 'For a Nuclear Free Pacific', relates to French nuclear testing in the Pacific which was strongly protested by Australians in 1972-1973. A total of 193 nuclear tests were carried out in Polynesia by the French during the period 1966 and 1996. New Zealand has been particularly vocal in protesting the French use of the region for nuclear testing.
This is a large badge. It has a pale blue background with yellow printed text edging the top of the badge and a yellow palm tree and yellow sun against this background. There is a dark blue wave at the bottom of the badge. There is a pin on the back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Nic Maclellan, 1987
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Re-measured 2.10.08

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Tagged with: anti-nuclear protests, economic geology, nuclear disarmament, protest movements
Themes this item is part of: Nuclear Testing in the Australasian Region, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Anti Nuclear
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Printed text obverse: FOR A NUCLEAR-FREE PACIFIC.
Manufacturer: Patrick Bros., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1972-1987

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