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Badge - Australian Olympic Team, Willy the Koala, Olympic Games, Los Angeles, 1984 Object Reg. No: SH 942319

Summary:
This badge was collected and worn by the donor on an Akubra hat at Los Angeles Olympic Games 1984. It is a tradition at the Olympics to swap your own badges for those from other countries and wear them on hats or jackets.

The donor designed uniforms for the Australian team and was awarded equal first for her designs of the Australian Women's Team costumes.
Description:
Metal and enamel souvenir badge of Willy the Koala and Australian flag for 1984 Olympics at Los Angeles. Willy was the mascot for the Australian Olympic Team.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Prue Acton, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 1.60 cm (Height), 2.80 cm (Width), 2.10 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: fashion, fashion design, fashion industry, olympic games los angeles 1984, women s clothing accessories
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: SPORT
Secondary Classification: Olympic Games - Los Angeles 1984
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Stamped on verso of badge: A.O.F./BRIM AUSTRALIA.
Issued By: Australian Olympic Federation, Australia, 1984
Manufacturer: Brim Badges, Australia, 1984
Original Owner: Prue Acton, 1984-1994
References: RMIT Collection

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