This badge, also known as a button, was produced in relation to the Prohibition Referendum, Victoria, Australia, circa 1925. It was issued by the Victorian Anti-Liquor League at 182 Collins Street, Melbourne. Prohibition was an issue in Australia throughout the 1920s, in part a result of societal problems following World War I. Other nations also faced the issue of how to control alcohol consumption. Alcohol was depicted as the enemy of a sedate home life, encouraged following the upheavals of World War I. Australia's Prohibition Laws were repealed in 1928.
This is a round badge with a pin on the back. The obverse has at the centre, a boy and a girl holding the Australian red ensign, with the text to their left. The reverse has text also.
At the centre, a boy and a girl holding the Australian red ensign, to their left, "For Our Sakes; around at left, VOTE NO LICENSE!".
In small letters around the edge, ISSUED BY THE VICTORIAN ANTI LIQUOR LEAGUE 182 COLLINS ST
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
circa 1925 AD
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Printed Obverse: "For/ Our/ Sakes/ VOTE NO LICENSE!" On reverse: ISSUED BY THE VICTORIAN ANTI LIQUOR LEAGUE 182 COLLINS ST
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