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Mount Gambier Red Cross | Mark Taylor, Australian Badge Guides

Did you know that this humble little badge (about the size of a 20c piece) was one of the first Australian manufactured badges to adopt a distinctly Mount Gambier view? Sold to the good people of Mount Gambier on 19 January 1918, this attractive button was designed by Mr G. A. Reynolds and depicts the […]

State War Council | Mark Taylor, Australian Badge Guides

Good morning to you from Australian Badge Guides – did you know that this button was sold in South Australia on 22 March 1918, with the purpose of raising funds to aid the State War Council’s Soldiers’ Hostel located on King William Road, Adelaide. The hostel was apparently funded ‘almost entirely by patriotic citizens’. State […]