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Badge - Halt Holt, Australia, 1965 Object 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
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 4 mm (Height), 33 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Measured 2.10.08

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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
Tertiary Classification: badges
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

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