Fundraising badge : Commonwealth Button Fund 1914-1919, 'In Commemoration'

Place Oceania: Australia, South Australia
Accession Number REL39111
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Celluloid, Paper, Tin
Maker Atkinson & Co, Adelaide
Place made Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Date made 1919
Conflict Period 1910-1919
First World War, 1914-1918

Circular pressed tinplate badge with a celluloid face and a pin attachment to the reverse. The words 'Commonwealth Button Fund 1914-1919: In Commemoration' is printed in red around the circumference, enclosing a full colour image of a Lighthorseman raising his slouch hat to HMAS 'Australia'.

History / Summary

Fundraising badge produced to advertise the work of the Commonwealth Button Fund. 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 the Commonwealth Button Fund, an organising body which co-ordinated and sponsored the fundraising activities of smaller and state groups. This example salutes the Fund's wartime work while also comemmorating servicemen.