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Badge - Blind Institute Royals Cricket Club, Member, Stokes & Son, circa 1920s-1950s Object Reg. No: SH 931110

Summary:
Alternative Name(s): Button

Membership Badge for the Blind Institute Royals Cricket Club manufactured by Stokes & Son, circa 1920s-1950s. Blind cricket was invented in Melbourne in 1922. In 1928 a cricket ground and clubhouse was developed at Kooyong, Melbourne.
Description:
Membership badge for the Blind Institute Royals Cricket Club. Badge of plated metal has a blue border, with a golden centre showing two crossed cricket bats above a set of wickets. The word "Member" is written in gold lettering on a white background at the base of the badge. The badge has a clip fastener on the back.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 2.50 cm (Height), 2.00 cm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: recreation, sport, cricket, disability organisations, visual impairment
Themes this item is part of: Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Leisure Collection, Medical Ephemera Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Health Organisations
Tertiary Classification: fundraising
Inscriptions: Text: Blind Institute Royals Cricket Club/Member. Reverse: Stokes & Son/Melb.
Manufacturer: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920s-1950s

Stokes & Son became Stokes (Australasia) Pty Ltd in 1962
Organisation Named: Victorian Blind Institute Cricket Club, Prahran, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920s-1960s

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