Badge made for the Federated Storemen and Packers Union of NSW, circa 1954. This is one of a series of badges collected over a fifteen year period, when the donor undertook much research in the field of Trade Union material culture, and had extensive contact with the Trade Union Movement Australia wide.

The Federated Storemen and Packers' Union was formed in 1912 with the amalgamation of the Federated Rubber and Allied Workers' Union of Australia. Under the federal leadership of Percy Clarey, General President from 1918 to 1960 and later of Bill Landeryou and Simon Crean, the union established a wide coverage within the key wool, oil and transport industries as well as across a wide spectrum of manufacturing activities.

Physical Description

Triangular shaped button of silver metal with a fixed clip on the back. Silver border band of green enamel with raised silver lettering in it. At the centre there is a map of Australia and initials in white enamel, inside the map of Australia there is a date in silver numerals. Above map there is a hole through the button. There are numbers and a date stamped into the back.

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