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), 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. Because of the popularity of the Vietnam Moratorium marches, a National Uranium Moratorium campaign was started in 1976 and by 1977 the Melbourne rally had 15.000 participants. This badge was probably used at a similar demonstration.
Large badge with yellow background. Red radioactive symbol c. edium size badge with yellow background. Red radioactive symbol c. with a black skull in the middle. Black printed text above and below the symbol. Pin on the back.
Donation from Nic Maclellan, 23 Feb 1987
Printed text; Stop/ Uranium Mining.
Type of item
3.8 cm (Height)