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Round badge with the slogan 'People For Nuclear Disarmament' made by Patrick Bros, 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.

People For Nuclear Disarmament (PND) is a group that has been active since 1960 and is based in Sydney, Australia, with affiliates around the world. PND's objective is to mobilise public opinion towards disarmament, peace and social justice, with the eventual goal of complete world disarmament. Their key campaign in the 1980s was, however, opposition to American bases in Australia. Many PND groups evolved out of different pre-existing bodies by adopting this new name. In Victoria, the PND was formed in 1981 through a coalition of various peace organisations. The model by which it functioned was based on affiliations: from renowned peace organisations and anti-uranium groups to unions, religious bodies, political organisations, international solidarity groups. By 1983 the PND had 150 affiliates. Due to this flux and flexibility in the organisational structure, it is hard to provide an accurate history of the campaign or specific objects belonging to it.

Physical Description

Circular button - yellow background with green lettering. Fastening pin welded onto back.

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