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Badge - 'Leave Vietnam in Peace', circa 1968-1970 Reg. No: SH 911549
- Alternative Name(s): Button
Circular badge with the slogan 'Leave Vietnam in Peace', made circa 1968 - 1970. The badge may have been produced by the Communist Party of Australia. It was worn by Ken Norling while attending anti-Vietnam war and anti-conscription rallies in Melbourne, circa 1968 - 1973. Ken was a student at Monash University from 1968 to 1973, and was involved in student politics, including membership of the militant Student's for a Democratic Society.
- White badge with blue perimeter and blue centre horizontal line.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Mr Ken Norling, 1991
|Dimensions:||0.50 cm (Height), 2.60 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||wars conflicts, anti-conscription campaigns, conscription, vietnam moratorium, vietnam war 1959-1975|
|Themes this item is part of:||Clothing & Textiles Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST|
|Secondary Classification:||Vietnam War|
|Inscriptions:||Printed white ink: LEAVE VIETNAM IN PEACE. Across centre front: WITHDRAW.|
|Place & Date Made:||Victoria, Australia, 1968-1970|
|User:||Mr Ken Norling, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1968-1973|
|Other Association (See Comments):||Communist Party of Australia, Australia, circa 1968 - 1970
The donor believes this badge is representative of the style of badges produced by the Communist Party of Australia.