Fundraising badge: South Australia Anzac Day 'Help Those Who Helped You'

Place Oceania: Australia, South Australia, Adelaide
Accession Number REL39113
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Celluloid, Paper, Tin
Maker A W Patrick
Place made Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Date made 1916 - 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Circular pressed tinplate badge with a celluloid face and a pin attachment to the reverse. A tiny 'Advance Australia' logo in a yellow rising sun appears above a photographic portrait of General Birdwood, framed by the flags of the United Kingdom and Australia, accompanied by the words 'South Australia' and 'Help Those Who Helped You - Anzac Day April 25th 1915'.

History / Summary

Fundraising badge produced to comemmorate Anzac Day in 1918. Such badges were sold in trams, buses, at railways stations and at rallies to raise money for the stated cause. This example is associated with Anzac Day activities in South Australia in 1918, a ceremony then only 3 years old. The portrait of Birdwood evokes the high regard in which he was held publically.