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Circular badge with the slogan 'Vote No Conscription', made by A.W. Patrick, circa 1968 - 1971. The badge may have been produced by the Communist Party of Australia. It was worn by Ken Norling while attending anti-Vietnam war and anti-conscription rallies in Melbourne, circa 1968 - 1973. Ken was a student at Monash University from 1968 to 1973, and was involved in student politics, including membership of the militant Student's for a Democratic Society. One of the key causes the organisation dealt with was encouraging young men not to register for conscription and they even proclaimed their headquarters a safe heaven for resisters hiding from the police.

Physical Description

White badge with black text.

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