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Badge - Official Peace Button, Returned Soldiers' Association Funds, Australia, 1919 Object Reg. No: SH 950333

Badge, alternatively known as a button, sold in Adelaide on 19 July 1919, it was produced by the Returned Soldiers' Association (RSA), a predecessor of the Returned & Services League (RSL), to commemorate the end of World War I and the hope that there would be no further wars.
This is a round metal badge with a gold border and green wreath. There is a world globe in the centre with the dove of peace at the top.There is a bow at the bottom. There are words around the edge of the inside of the wreath There is a pin at back which fits into a slot.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Museum of Victoria Numismatics Collection, 1995
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Measured 2.10.08

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Tagged with: community organisations services, peace issues, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Peace
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Text obverse: OFFICIAL PEACE BUTTON R.S.A. FUNDS SIGNED / JUNE 28 1919
On top of globe PEACE.
Commissioned By: Returned Soldiers Association, South Australia, Australia, 1919
Place & Date Made: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1919
References: GOOD,A.M: Official Record of S.A, Button Days. League of Loyal Women's Rooms (Sands and McDougall's), Adelaide.

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