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Badge - Save the Whale, Australia, 1980s-1990s Object Reg. No: HT 3133

Summary:
This badge, alternatively known as a button, supports the notion of saving increasingly threatened breeds of whale. The slogan on the badge, 'Save the Whale', refers to a protest movement in Australia at the end of the 1980s and the 1990s. 'Save the Whale' supports the moves by the International Whaling Commission to protect specified species of whales.
Description:
This is a round, metal badge printed in blue on a white background with an image of a blue whale.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr John Sumby, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 45 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Measured 2.10.08

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Tagged with: whaling, political protests, protest movements
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Animal Rights
Tertiary Classification: badges
Inscriptions: Printed obverse: SAVE/ THE/ WHALE
Date Used: Australia, 1980s-1990s

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