Badge - Victorian Blind Institute Cricket Club, circa 1920s-1960s Object Reg. No: SH 931111

Alternative Name(s): Button

Badge for the Victorian Blind Institute Cricket Club, circa 1920s-1960s. Blind cricket was invented in Melbourne in 1922. In 1928 a cricket ground and clubhouse was developed at Kooyong, Melbourne.
Metal stick-pin badge used by the Victorian Blind Institute Cricket Club. Red plated metal badge face is bordered in gold, with a central image of two crossed cricket bats in front of a set of wickets and two dots, perhaps representing cricket balls. A pointed metal pin is used to place the badge into an article of clothing.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 5.00 cm (Height), 1.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: recreation, sport, cricket, disability organisations, visual impairment
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Health Organisations
Tertiary Classification: sport
Inscriptions: On badge: 'Victorian Blind Institute/ Cricket/ Club'
Organisation Named: Victorian Blind Institute Cricket Club, Prahran, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920s-1960s

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