Badge issued by the Builders & Allied Trades Association, Australia, 1945-1965. Made by Swann & Hudson, Victoria. The Builders and Allied Trades Association was the predecessor of the Housing Industry Association of Australia. Formed in Victoria in 1945, it was an assocation of small builders who were trying to address the issue of shortage of materials in the post-war period.

Andrew collected these badges over a fifteen year period during which he undertook much research in the field of Trade Union material culture and had extensive contact with the Trade Union movement Australia wide.

Physical Description

Round metal badge. The border is red with text around the circumference. Within the centre on a black background is text being the acronym for the association.

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