Migration Museum

Migration Museum
Adelaide, Australia

A circular badge consisting of printed paper between a tin base and a celluloid cover. The badge depicts a racehorse and jockey, and is printed with the words: 'Oakbank Balhannah Repatriation' 'Doiran' 'Queen of Sports 1919'. This and other associated badges are a rich source of evidence on the material and cultural history of fundraising and sporting organisations in Australia. The symbols, colours and mottoes used on the badges themselves also express ideas about the values and identity that Australians held in the early to mid-twentieth century, particularly during wartime.


  • Title: Badge
  • Date Created: 1919-01-01/1919-12-31
  • Provenance: This, and other associated items, were donated by Dick Palmer, an avid collector of badges relating to South Australian life.
  • Rights: History Trust of South Australia, CC-0

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