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Badge - Commemorative, Bombing of Japan in 1945, circa 1986 Object Reg. No: SH 920465

'Bombing of Japan in 1945' badge, alternatively known as a button, lapel pin or stick pin, created to commemorate the atomic bombing of Japan in 1945. The badge was made in Japan, and was sold as a fund raiser for the Law Students Society at Monash and Melbourne universities circa 1986.
This is a rectangular silver badge. Printed in black is a rising sun next to the date 1945. Below this are the dates 8/6, 8/9. The pin on the back is horizontal. Below are some Asian characters.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Bill Watson, 1990
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 12 mm (Width), 16 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Re-measured 2.10.08

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Tagged with: anti-nuclear protests, nuclear disarmament, pacific war 1941-1945, wars conflicts, student movement, universities, charlie reg no nu35229
Themes this item is part of: Nuclear Power & Nuclear Weapons, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Education
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Printed front: 1945 / 8/6. 8/9.
Stamped reverse below rim: Asian characters
Place & Date Used: Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1979-1986
Place & Date Used: University of Melbourne (The) Students' Representative Council, Australia, 1979-1986

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