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Badge - Halt Holt, Australia, 1965 Reg. No: SH 922793
- 'Halt Holt' badge, alternatively known as a button, made in 1965 and acquired by the donor during his period of draft resistance and other anti-conscription activities between 1965 and 1972. Harold Holt began his political career in 1935. He was Prime Minister from 1966-1967, when he disappeared in a presumed drowning off the coast of Victoria. Harold Holt became a particular focus for anti-Vietnam War protests when he declared his strong allegiance to the United States during a visit to Australia by the American President, Lyndon Baines Johnson, stating that Australia would be 'All the Way with LBJ'.
- This is a tin-plate button, coated with black and yellow paper and with a plastic cover. There is black print on the front, and a lapel pin attached to back.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr Michael Hamel-Green, 1992
|Dimensions:||4 mm (Height), 33 mm (Diameter)|
|Dimension Comment:||Measured 2.10.08|
|Tagged with:||conscription, personal effects, vietnam war 1959-1975, wars conflicts, politicians|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST|
|Secondary Classification:||Parliamentary Politics|
|Inscriptions:||Printed, white ink, front: HALT/HOLT|
|Person Named:||Harold Holt, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1935-1967|
|Place & Date Made:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1965|