SCARCE 1919 AUSTRALIAN 'INFLUENZA EMERGENCY WORKER' LAPEL BADGE

£495.00
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Description:

White metal (38x25mm)


Note: The Administrative Committee in Sydney for the Influenza ('Spanish Flu') epidemic in 1919 was located at the Sydney Showground, Moore Park and from here the 60 depots established in various municipalities were administered. Emergency Worker volunteers were issued with this badge.


According to the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences in Sydney, Australia "Such badges are extremely rare as it is believed that volunteers were reluctant to be identified as having been in contact with infectious people. On the other hand, their work during the epidemic was invaluable, both in assisting families at home during illness and in the emergency depots."


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Condition: Replacement brooch pin, otherwise in very good condition


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