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Pin, brass and enamel - "Mayor of Caulfield's Patriotic Fund"

From the Collection of Glen Eira City Council History and Heritage Collection Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads Caulfield Victoria

Description
Small oval brass and enamel commemorative pin. Centre oval has blue enamel Australian flag, surrounded by the inscription "MAYOR OF CAULFIELD'S PATRIOTIC FUND". Red enamel scroll motif at rear. C-clasp fastening on reverse.
Size
26mm
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Object Registration
248
Historical information
This was donated to the Glen Eira City Council Collection by Ron Fisher. The pin belonged to Ron’s father Syd and has been in the family until its donation. Syd was a WW2 veteran who joined up in Caulfield.

The Mayor of Caulfield's Patriotic Fund was established in 1939 in conjunction with the Caulfield Returned Soldier's Club. Members raised funds by hosting dances in private homes and events at the Caulfield Town Hall. By 1944, more than £86,000 had been collected for the Fund.
When Made
c.1940
Made By
Stokes and Sons (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
"STOKES MELB"
Last updated
17 Dec 2018 at 2:13PM