Historical information

These sweetheart broaches have been donated individually to the Lara RSL over time. It is not known who donated each of them, nor who they belonged to.

Physical description

7 x Sweetheart Badges - Heart, Star, Pearl Rising Sun Badge, and Resin Heart Badge.
Heart badge is made of two overlapping hearts from silver metal, and inscribed with "To My Darling Mother. New Guinea. 1944"
Star badge has a metal back, with a silvery white plastic 3D star on top.
Resin heart is on tortoiseshell backing, with pearl heart on top.
Pearl rising sun badge has pin on back, and plaque on front (not engraved).
Rising sun in resin
Pearl Horseshoe with picture of loved one
RAAF Badge in resin

Inscriptions & markings

To my darling mother. New Guinea. 1944.

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