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Title People's Liberal Party Badge
Date 1911-1920
Document Type Object
Reference NU 44326
Library / Archive Museums Victoria
Collection Name White Australia
Description This lapel pin features a white map of Australia inscribed 'FOR AUSTRALIA'. Some medals issued around the time of Australia's federation suggested that a federated Australia was not for everyone. The frequent use of a white map of Australia reinforced the government's desire to create a trade-protected, white, predominantly British population.
Biographical Note / History In September 1911 the People's Liberal Party was formed from a merger between the Commonwealth Liberal Party (formed 1909) and the People's Party. The People's Liberal Party stood for a national policy of Protection and was active for seven years.
Theme(s) Responses to Immigration
Keywords object, anti-immigration, racism, White Australia, politics, People's Liberal Party
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Museum Victoria catalogue.
Catalogue Link Museums Victoria Catalogue
Language English
Copyright Museums Victoria