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Badge - Liberty League

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
This is a metal badge with a blue painted rim, an outer yellow circle with red printing and an inner blue circle with a cream-coloured letter ‘L’. The badge has a metal clip at the back.
Size
Diameter: 2 cm.
Object Registration
002613
Keywords
liberty league, victoria
Historical information
This badge appears to have been produced late in 1918 when the Liberty League in Victoria was most active. Full details on the Liberty League have not been found but it seems the league was founded in response to the perceived restrictions on personal liberty and rights imposed in Australia as a result of Government policies and laws during World War One. By November 1918 the Liberty League had 80,000 members and there were many campaigners touring Victoria to recruit more members. It is not known how long the Liberty League existed in Australia.
When Made
C 1918
Significance
This badge is retained for display purposes as a memento of a World War One organization in Australia
Inscriptions & Markings
Liberty League Victoria L
Last updated
17 Jan 2020 at 10:31AM