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Badge - May Day to Commemorate the Eureka Stockade, Australia, 1954 Object Reg. No: SH 920245

Summary:
Badge, alternatively known as a button, made by A.W. Patrick in 1954. It was created to commemorate the centenary of the Eureka Stockade which occurred at Ballarat in 1854. Beginning as a miners' strike the Eureka Stockade had significant and long-standing effects: full white male suffrage was introduced in Victoria as were elections for the Victorian lower house of parliament. The Eureka Stockade is (sometimes controversially) associated with the birth of democracy in Australia.
Description:
This is a circular red button with white printing around the edge, a white border inside this and white horizontal printing at the centre.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Andrew Reeves, 1991
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 3.80 cm (Height), 0.40 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: eureka stockade ballarat 1854, societies, trade unions, may day
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Peace
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Front: 'COMMEMORATE THE EUREKA STOCKADE/ MAY DAY/ 1954'
Reverse: A.W. PATRICK. N. FITZROY, VICTORIA.
Manufacturer: A.W. Patrick, Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia, 1954
Place & Date Used: Australia, 1954

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