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Lapel badge commemorating the First Fleet 1908

Date: 1908
Dimensions:
Overall (Includes ribbon): 38 x 21 x 7 mm, 1 g
Medium: Metal, ribbon
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Name: Lapel badge
Object No: 00046533

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    Description
    Lapel badge produced in 1908 to mark 120 years since the arrival of the First Fleet in Australia in 1788.
    SignificanceThis badge is representative of the diversity of commemorative ware relating to naval themes. Some were produced as fund raisers, others in memory of an event or a ship but all are tangible relics of naval history.
    HistoryCommemorative medals and badges are struck to recognise service not specifically acknowledged by government issues or to reward a particular individual for some noteworthy event or personal achievement. They are also produced for the general public to have some kind of connection with the event or person.

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