Badge - Roxby Downs, Australia, after 1987 Object Reg. No: SH 870567

Protest badge, alternatively known as a button, commissioned by the Coalition for a Nuclear Free Australia (CNFA). CNFA was a coalition of 79 Australian organisations including unions, anti-nuclear groups, environment centres and Friends of the Earth. Roxby Downs, the site referenced on the badge, is a town 563 kms north of Adelaide; it was purpose built in 1987 to service the nearby uranium mine. The slogan 'the uranium you're mining when you're not mining uranium' is a play on the 1980s television commercial for Claytons non-alcoholic drink, 'the drink you have when you're not having a drink'.
This is a large bi-coloured badge. The upper part is green, the lower one is red. The two sections are separated by a thin yellow line. There is yellow text is printed on the whole of the badge. On the back is a pin.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Nic Maclellan, 1987
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 44 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Re-measured 2.10.08

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Tagged with: uranium mining, anti-nuclear protests, economic geology, nuclear disarmament, protest movements
Themes this item is part of: Nuclear Power & Nuclear Weapons, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Anti Nuclear
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Printed Obverse: ROXBY DOWNS/ the uranium you're/ mining when you're/ not mining uranium/ CNFA
Issued By: Coalition for a Nuclear Free Australia (CNFA), Australia, after 1987
Place & Date Made: Australia, after 1987

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