These three badges were issued as fund raisers on Children's Day in 1918,1919 and 1941. The Children's Flower day arose out of the League of Young Gardeners established in 1916 to assist the war effort by encouraging children to cultivate garden plots at home and at school. The Children's Flower Day included lectures and lessons at school related to garden cultivation. Flower shows of produce grown at home and at school and street stalls were run by children to raise funds for the war effort.
These badges are of interest as examples of the activities of children in Victoria to assist the War effort in World Wars.
1 Cream coloured circular metal and enamel badge featuring Union flag, a wreath of red flowers and leaves around the edge on two sides and text . A clip is on the reverse.
2 Cream coloured oval plastic coated card badge featuring blue flowers and wattle blossom and text. A slot at the top for a pin so it may be attached to clothing.
3 Cream coloured circular badge featuring a six pointed gold star, a coloured image of a house and garden and text. A clip is on the reverse
Inscriptions & markings
1 EVD CHILDREN'S FLOWER DAY 1941 on face. A.W. PATRICK. N. FITZROY. V. on rim
2 CHILDREN'S FLOWER DAY 1918
3 CHILDREN'S FLOWER DAY 1919 PEACE YEAR and symbol of an flattened semi circle with incomplete rectangle interlaced.