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Pin: Organized labor the hope of the world 1909

From the Collection of Unions Ballarat 24 Camp Street Ballarat Victoria

Description
Pin. Round. Sterling silver.
Size
1.5cm
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Object Registration
0455
Keywords
btlc, ballarat trades and labour council, unions ballarat, ballarat trades hall, political labour league, artefacts - jewellery, gardner, annie emily, industrial action, campaigns, relief - fundraising
Historical information
This pin was created by Miss Annie Emily Gardner to raise relief money to support industrial unrest in Newcastle. It was reported in the Newcastle Morning Herald that Miss Gardner was vice-president of the Women's Organising Committee of the Political Labour League.

A copy of an advertisement for the pin has been uploaded here. Price of the silver pin was 2/- and gold 15/6. Photograph of the pin - to come.

Donated to Ballarat Trades Hall by John Mildren.
When Made
Australia
Made By
Annie Emily Gardner (Maker)
Significance
Significant to industrial action, union organising and the labour movement in Australia.
Inscriptions & Markings
Silver anchor superimposed over a white globe (with silver latitude and longitude lines). A safety pin is welded to the back. Blue outer circle with inscription: "Organized labor the hope of the world 1909". Inscription on the back: "USA ???" in very tiny font.
Last updated
29 Mar 2017 at 3:40PM