Small fundraising badge : Our Sailor's Day

Place Oceania: Australia, South Australia
Accession Number REL39130
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Celluloid, Paper, Tin
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: South Australia
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Small circular pressed tinplate badge with a celluloid face and a pin attachment to the reverse. Features an central Royal Navy ensign, enclosed by a lifebuoy on which is printed 'Our Sailor's Day'. The word 'Copyright' appears on one lower edge but features no maker's details.

History / Summary

Fundraising badge produced to celebrate Our Sailor's Day. 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 celebrations organised by the Commonwealth Button Fund to support Australia's naval personnel in 1917.