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Visit of the American Fleet to Australia, July 1925

Date: 1925
Dimensions:
Overall: 20 x 45 mm
Medium: Metal
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Object Name: Lapel pin
Object No: 00002678

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    Description
    This small lapel pin features a colour United States flag, encircled with the words 'Visit of the American Fleet to Australia, July 1925'. It was produced as a souviner of the United States Navy's goodwill tour to Australia and New Zealand in 1925.
    SignificanceThis lapel pin is significant as a souvenir of the 1925 goodwill cruise of the United States Battle Fleet to Australia, which renewed the Australian-American alliance established by the Great White Fleet visit in 1908. The 1925 visit contributes to a long history of US Naval visits to Australian ports starting with the US Exploring Expedition in 1839-1840, followed by the 1908 visit of the Great White Fleet and later visits in the 1940s in the lead-up to World War II.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Commemorative lapel pin

    Primary title: Visit of the American Fleet to Australia, July 1925

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