Alternative Name(s): Button
Anti-nuclear campaigns were being set up world-wide from the late 1950s onwards, with the movement really peaking in the 1970s. Amongst these general campaigns, there were some that specifically targeted uranium mining. Such organisations flourished in Australia, as it was and is still one of the world's largest exporters of uranium. Movement Against Uranium Mining (MAUM), established in 1976, was involved in campaigns against nuclear weapons and French nuclear testing in the Pacific, as well as commemorations of Hiroshima Day. However, as the name suggests, their main aim was to lobby against the uranium trade, pushing for a five-year ban on mining. However, like most activist messages, the slogan 'Radioactivity Fades Your Genes' was used internationally. There are examples of anti-nuclear badges made by Greater London Council in the 1980s with the same message.
Medium size badge. Purple background with printed pink text c. and on the lower edge. Pin on the back.
Donation from Nic Maclellan, 23 Feb 1987
Printed text; Radioactivity/ fades your/ genes/ Movement Against Uranium Mining (NSW).
Type of item
3.6 cm (Height)