Large badge with the slogan 'Mobilization Against Uranium', made by Patrick Bros in 1979. This is one of a series of badges and peace movement posters acquired by the museum following the exhibition 'Peace: an Exhibition' which explored the Peace movement and was part of the Victorian Government contribution to International Year of Peace in 1986.

Anti-nuclear campaigns were being set up world-wide from the late 1950s onwards, with the movement really peaking in the 1970s. Amongst these general campaigns, there were some that specifically targeted uranium mining. Such organisations flourished in Australia, as it was and is still one of the world's largest exporters of uranium. Movement Against Uranium Mining (MAUM) was a group opposed to uranium mining in Australia and it was part of a network of anti-nuclear organisations which included Nuclear Free Australia and Friends of the Earth who all cooperated on campaigns. MAUM was involved in campaigns for nuclear disarmament, against French nuclear testing in the Pacific, and commemorations of Hiroshima Day. However, as the name suggests, their main aim was to lobby against uranium mining. Because of the popularity of the Vietnam Moratorium marches, a National Uranium Moratorium campaign was started in 1976 and by 1977 the Melbourne rally had 15.000 participants. This badge was probably used at a similar demonstration.

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Large badge with a cream background with orange radioactive symbol Printed black text around the perimeter and in the centre.

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