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Badge - Down With Fascism, Australia, May Day 1942 Object Reg. No: SH 920237

Badge, also known as a button, made by A.W. Patrick circa 1942. Inscribed with the slogan 'Down with Fascism' and dated May Day 1942, this badged was created as a protest against the fascist governments of Germany and Italy, Australia's enemies during World War II.
This is a circular red button with white text around the top edge and horizontally through the centre. There is a small line at the bottom with small circles at either end and one large circle at the centre to finish design.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Andrew Reeves, 1991
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 22 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Re-measured 2.10.08

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Tagged with: fascism, societies, trade unions, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Peace
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Front: DOWN WITH FASCISM/ MAY DAY/ 1942
Manufacturer: A.W. Patrick, Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia, 1942
Place & Date Made: Australia, 1942

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