Alternative Name(s): Pin, Button

Printed badge on red, white and blue ribbon, with image of Australia, wreath, crown and inscription 'REMEMBERANCE DAY, 1918 / ANZAC / AUSTRALIA'S HEROES GALLIPOLI / APRIL 25TH 1915'. Anzac Day was also known as Remembrance Day at this time.

The badge was sold to raise money for the South Australian State War Council and the Returned Sailors' and Soldiers' Imperial League of Australia, predecessor to the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL).

One of 13 war-related fundraising badges attached to a blue velvet ribbon, purchased and collected by the donor's great-grandmother, Mrs Lillie Mary Holinger, in Melbourne (probably Canterbury).

'ANZAC' refers to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. It became the proper noun 'Anzac' under Federal Government legislation in 1921. Anzac Day is an Australian national holiday to commemorate the landing at Gallipoli by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZACs) on 25 April 1915. The day was officially designated as 'Anzac Day' on 25 April 1916. Remembrance Day is now observed on the 11 November, also known as Armistice Day.

Physical Description

Printed badge, plastic with red, white and blue textile ribbon. The badge is square with pointed base, with rectangular hole for ribbon at top. The coloured motif features an outline of Australia with 'ANZAC' within, topped with red crown, green wreath around, and banners across and below inscribed 'AUSTRALIA'S / HEROES GALLIPOLI'. Date below APRIL 25TH / 1915'. Back indicates that proceeds are in adi of the State War Council for Soldiers, Widows and Orphans and the RSSILA.

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