Alternative Name(s): Button

May Day badge issued in 1968 in Australia. the badge shows a flag with the Southern Cross, but it is not the Eureka Flag. May Day, the 1st of May, is International Workers' Day, It is a celebration of working classes and labour. In Australia, it is usually celebrated by a march on the Sunday closest to the1st May, although Labour Day is celebrated on a different date with a public holiday.
The donor 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

Circular white button, red printing across bottom, top 2/3rds left faint globe partially covered by oblong flag with the Southern Cross on it, flag flying to the right, printed in blue vertically beside the flag pole the date1968.

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