Alternative Name(s): Button

The Vietnam Moratorium Campaign (VMC) was an Australia-wide protest movement against Australia's involvement in the war in Vietnam. Three marches were held in 1970-1971. The idea for the Moratorium movement originated in the United States.This badge was issued in the early 1970s to promote the three Vietnam Moratorium marches held in Melbourne in 1970 and 1971. Australia was involved in the Vietnam War in an advisory capacity from 1962. It increased its involvement after 1965 with the commitment of troops. Protests against the War reached their peak in Australia in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The first moratorium march in Melbourne in 1970 attracted approximately 100,000 people. Australian troops were withdrawn from Vietnam by the Whitlam Labor government in 1972.

Physical Description

Round badge with a blue ring, along the badge's perimeter, on orange. On the orange background are radiating white lines in the form of a star (the Moratorium symbol). A pin is on the back.

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