Summary

Made around 1918 by (or for) the Sailors and Soldiers Fathers' Association of Victoria.

The Sailors and Soldiers Fathers' Association was established during World War I and apparently had branches in most states. In Victoria, the Association was formed in May 1918. It aimed to promote the interests of all sailors and soldiers who had been on active service. By March 1921, it had 11,393 members and 84 branches across the state. It ran the journal 'Our Empire'. It worked for preference to returned men, better payments to war widows, attention to war graves, and forms of repatriation. Flags such as this were waved by members of the Association to welcome home returning men, in 1918-1920.

The Sailors and Soldiers Fathers' Association protested against foreign, particularly Southern European, immigration in the 1920s.

Physical Description

Australian flag with white text across the bottom of the flag, and the emblem of the Sailors and Soldiers Fathers' Association of Australia in the lower left hand corner. The flag is glued to a cylindrical wooden rod.

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