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Badge - 'Out Of ANZUS', 1980s Object Reg. No: SH 870590

Badge, alternatively known as a button, referencing the difficulties which have been experienced by Australia and New Zealand in their connection to the ANZUS treaty. The Australia, New Zealand and the United States treaty was signed in 1951 as a response to both the collaboration which the three countries had partaken of during World War II and the Cold War situation postwar. New Zealand had increasing problems with its role in the Treaty during the 1980s when it refused to allow American warships to dock in its ports. In 1984, New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange barred nuclear-powered or nuclear-armed ships from New Zealand's harbours. New Zealand was gradually sidelined from the Treaty as result. Today, Australia and the United States maintain their formal relationship according to the ANZUS Treaty but a new treaty relationship is being brokered with New Zealand.
This is a large red badge with white text in its centre.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Nic Maclellan, 1987
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 43 mm (Height), 43 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: anti-nuclear protests, nuclear disarmament, peace issues, political protests, protest movements
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Peace
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Printed obverse: OUT/ OF/ ANZUS
Organisation Named: Australia, New Zealand, United States (ANZUS) Treaty, 1980s
Date Used: 1980s

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