Vote Yes for Conscription badge made by A.W. Patrick, Fitzroy, Melbourne, 1916.
This badge focuses on the controversial debates surrounding the conscription of Australians into the armed forces in World War I. Then Prime Minister Billy Hughes introduced two referenda on the topic, which was popularly referred to as 'the blood vote'. Conscription was introduced; it officially ended in 1929.
Round metal badge in red, white and blue. Dark blue background with white map of Australia in centre. Large red letters. Name and address of maker on outer, lower rim. Pin at back fits into slot.
A round badge with pin on back. The obverse has at the centre, a map of Australia in white on a blue background; across map in red, "YES"; Around edge, "AUTH A.W. PATRICK 440 RAE ST. FITZROY PRINT MODERN PIG Co 246 ELIZ. ST. MELB.".
Around edge, "AUTH A.W. PATRICK 440 RAE ST. FITZROY PRINT MODERN PIG Co 246 ELIZ. ST. MELB.".
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Obverse inscription reads: "YES". Edge inscription reads: "AUTH A.W. PATRICK 440 RAE ST. FITZROY PRINT MODERN PIG Co 246 ELIZ. ST. MELB.".
Type of item
22 mm (Outside Diameter)