ProvenanceSouvenir badge produced to raise funds for the war effort.
Badges, such as this one, were produced by all different charities and organisations during the First World War to raise funds for their respective causes. Patriotic buttons were common as a symbol of support and loyalty to Australia's military forces and the war effort as a whole.SignificanceIllustrative of the badges that were popular as a means of raising funds or showing support for particular organisations or causes during the First World War. This and other associated badges are a rich source of evidence on the material and cultural history of Australia, particularly during wartime. The symbols, colours and mottoes used on the badges themselves also express ideas about the values and identity that Australians held in the early to mid-twentieth century.DescriptionCircular badge: printed paper between tin base and celluloid cover. Coloured illustration of bulldog standing on Union Jack. Marked 'On Active Service' at the top in pale blue block letters.Creator (person)Creator (organisation)AcknowledgementDate of Creation1914 - 1918Date of Usage1914 - 1918MaterialTin
|celluloid Accession NumberHT 1986.0031