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Badge - Don't Celebrate '88 Rock Against Racism, Australia, circa 1988 Object Reg. No: HT 4674

Badge, 'Don't Celebrate '88 Rock Against Racism', alternatively known as a button, was made by Patrick Bros Melbourne circa 1988. The badge was created to raise awareness of indigenous issues and responses to Australia's bicentenary celebrations. Many campaigners considered the white settlement of Australia in 1788 an invasion rather than arrival. The slogan on the badge, 'Don't Celebrate', was a play on the official bicentennial slogan, 'Celebration of A Nation'.
Circular, plastic coated metal badge with black rim, red inner circle and yellow, blue, black and red design. There is an illustration of Uluru in the centre of the badge and the words are placed both above and below this central image.The metal pin/ fastener on the back and there are remnants of writing under the rust.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Jon Sumby, 2003
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.6 cm (Height), 5.5 cm (Width), 5.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: celebrations, civic mementoes, souvenirs, australian bicentenary 1788-1988, aboriginal issues
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: POLITICS & PUBLIC PROTEST
Secondary Classification: Racism
Tertiary Classification: badges
Manufacturer: Patrick Bros., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1988

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