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- A Place & Date Made Melbourne, Australia
Badge - Vote No Conscription, Australia, 1966-1971 Reg. No: SH 872276
- Anti-conscription badge, alternatively known as a button, made and used 1966 - 1971 in Melbourne, Australia. In 1964, the National Service Act saw the introduction of conscription in Australia. In 1965, the Act was amended so that National Service Conscripts could be sent overseas. This amendment was made because of the growing conflict in Vietnam. Public protest against conscription increased throughout the 1960s as opposition to the Vietnam War grew. A number of young men dodged the draft. One of the first acts of the incoming lLbor government, under Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, in 1972 was the cessation of conscription.
- This white, plastic coated badge is inscribed in black lettering.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Congress for International Co-operation & Disarmament (CICD), 1987
|Dimensions:||25 mm (Diameter)|
|Dimension Comment:||Remeasured 2.10.08|
|Tagged with:||conscription, draft resistance, national service, peace issues, vietnam war 1959-1975, wars conflicts|
|Themes this item is part of:||Conscription in Australia, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST|
|Secondary Classification:||Vietnam War|
|Inscriptions:||Printed obverse: VOTE/ NO/ CONSCRIPTION|
|Place & Date Made:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1966-1971|