Alternative Name(s): Button

Round badge with the slogan 'World Peace' made around 1950. In Australia, this period marked by the aftermath of World War II and the gradual onset of the Cold War was met with a flourishing of peace movements. The year 1949 saw the formation of The Australian Peace Congress, while in 1950 they organised the Australian Peace Congress. It seems that this badge was quite popular at the time. It is one of a series of badges collected by Andrew Reeves 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

Light blue circular button, black globe with blue grid at centre, white band around middle of globe with blue printing in it, flying dove wit h olive branch in beak, over globe and part of band, dove in white outlined in black.

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