Alternative Name(s): Pin, Button

Fundraising badge for 'Hospital Day' in 1919.

The concept of 'Hospital Day' possibly arises from the tradition of 'Hospital Saturday/Sunday' which originated in England during the 1700s. Hospital Sundays (or Saturdays) were a day set aside by the local church or chapel where a portion of the congregation's tithes would be donated to the local hospital to support its upkeep.

It is possible that 'Hospital Day' badges were inspired by this tradtion and were used to raise funds for military hospitals. It is unclear whether 'Hospital Day' refers to a specific day.

Physical Description

Round metal badge with blue background. A red bordered seven-point white star is in the centre with words and date printed in blue. Star is in front of wattle blossoms. Metal pin is fits in slot on back.

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