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Round badge with the slogan 'Secondary Students against Uranium' made circa 1979 - 1986. It is part of a collection of badges assembled by the donor while active in left-wing politics at the University Melbourne, circa 1979-1986.

The Smiling Sun logo was designed in 1975 by Anne Lund, who was part of the Danish Organization for Information on Nuclear Power. The cheerful image was used alongside a polite phrase in order to express cordial dissent and to stimulate dialogue. Within a few years, it had been translated into more than 50 languages and since then it has acquired international recognition as the most famous anti-nuclear symbol. Not only was it heavily employed in campaigns of the 70s and 80s, but it has also been adopted by anti-nuclear movements of the 21st century. The smiling sun is usually accompanied by the slogan 'Nuclear Power? No Thanks'. The fact that this badge has a different message shows how widely the logo has been adopted, even by high school students.

Physical Description

Circular button - yellow background with round red spiky edged face in centre, black features - black writing around rim - and inter-lace design on either side between top and bottom writing. Nail fastening pin on back.

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