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Badge - 'Leave Vietnam in Peace', circa 1968-1970 Object Reg. No: SH 911549

Summary:
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.
Description:
White badge with blue perimeter and blue centre horizontal line.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Ken Norling, 1991
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.50 cm (Height), 2.60 cm (Length)

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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
Tertiary Classification: badges
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.

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