Round badge with the slogan 'Nuclear Free Zone Australia', circa 1960s-1980s. This is one of a series of badges and peace movement posters acquired by the museum following the exhibition 'Peace: an Exhibition' which explored the Peace movement and was part of the Victorian Government contribution to International Year of Peace in 1986. The badges explore the peace movement, nuclear disarmament and Hiroshima.

This badge was created for the international environmental organisation Greenpeace. In the period around 1960s-1980s, many such organisations were pushing to have Australia declared a Nuclear-Free zone. The Treaty of Rarotonga, or the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty was signed in 1986, with Australia as an initiator. It bans the use, testing, and possession of nuclear weapons within the borders of the area.

Physical Description

Circular badge. Laminated front with green peace symbol covering all of badge. Underlying this symbol is a white map of Australia with a black outline surrounded by a dark blue sea. A white inscription overlies the green outer circle of the peace symbol. Back is silver coloured metal with wire pin and loop.

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