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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), for example, 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 uranium mining. In 1979 a National Uranium Moratorium campaign took place. This badge seems to belong to a similar public manifestation.

Physical Description

Circular badge. Laminated front with black background; white circle 2.4 cm diam. c.c.; black picture of nuclear mushroom cloud is in white circle, overlying the cloud is a black inscription c.c.; a white inscription on black background goes around circumfirence. Back is gold colored metal with wire pin and hole for the pin to latch into.

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