Small cloth-covered metal badge or button, with two red white and blue ribbons, commemorating Empire Day 1915.

Empire Day was first celebrated in Australia in 1904, on 24th May, Queen Victoria's birthday. This badge, purchased perhaps at a fund-raising event in 1915, indicates the Imperial feeling linked with Australia's participation in World War I.

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Small cloth-covered metal button, with two red white and blue ribbons. Button is covered in blue cloth, printed with the legend 'The Great War/ 1915/ Empire Day''. Two cloth red, white and blue striped ribbons are tied together and sewn with white cotton to the back of the button.

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