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Australian Nursing Federation 'Proud to be a nurse' badge

From the Collection of Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation Level 1 535 Elizabeth St Melbourne Victoria

Description
Circular blue, green and white plastic badge. Silver metal, plastic-coated, with safety pin fastener adhered to back.

Badge printed with 'Proud to be a NURSE' and the ANF [Australian Nursing Federation] logo.
Object Registration
B025
Keywords
nursing, unionism, professional identity, nurses, lobbying, badges, buttons, pins, trade unions, labour history, australian nursing federation
Historical information
Button distributed to and worn by Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) members. The ANF has been campaigning for greater professional recognition of nurses since its inception as the Victorian Trained Nurses’ Association in 1901. The front cover of the July 2006 issue of the Victorian Branch newsletter 'On the Record' features a nurse wearing a sticker with a similar design as this badge, suggesting it was manufactured and distributed around this time.
When Made
[2006?]
Last updated
11 Apr 2019 at 2:03PM