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Badge - Roxby Downs, Australia, after 1987 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
|Dimensions:||44 mm (Diameter)|
|Dimension Comment:||Re-measured 2.10.08|
|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|
|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|