Badge, alternatively known as a button, made by A.W. Patrick in 1954. It was created to commemorate the centenary of the Eureka Stockade which occurred at Ballarat in 1854. Beginning as a miners' strike the Eureka Stockade had significant and long-standing effects: full white male suffrage was introduced in Victoria as were elections for the Victorian lower house of parliament. The Eureka Stockade is (sometimes controversially) associated with the birth of democracy in Australia.

Physical Description

This is a circular red button with white printing around the edge, a white border inside this and white horizontal printing at the centre.

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