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Badge - Bring the Boys Back, End Viet War, Australia, 1967-1969 Object Reg. No: SH 922792

'Bring the Boys Back, End Viet War' badge, alternatively known as a button, made circa 1967 - 1969. The caption indicates the badge was created as a part of the anti-Vietnam War protest movement. Australia was involved in the Vietnam War in an advisory capacity from 1962. It increased its involvement after 1965 with the commitment of troops. Australian troops were withdrawn from Vietnam by the Whitlam Labor government in 1972. Protests against the War reached their peak in Australia in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The first moratorium march in Melbourne in 1970 attracted approximately 100,000 people.The badge was acquired by the donor during his period of draft resistance and other anti-conscription activities between 1965 and 1972.
This is a tin-plate button, coated with a black paper and plastic cover. There is white print on the front, and a lapel pin attached to back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Andrew Reeves, 1992
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4 mm (Height), 33 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Remeasured 2.10.08

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Tagged with: conscription, personal effects, vietnam war 1959-1975, wars conflicts
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Vietnam War
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Printed, white ink, front: BRING/ THE/ BOYS BACK/ END VIET WAR
Place & Date Made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1967-1969

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