An enamelled circular metal badge. Obverse has a black central design of a map of Australia surrounding an adult and child behind four strands of barbed wire and red printed text on a white background: / FREE THE/ REFUGEES/ REFUGEE ACTION COLLECTIVE/. Reverse of badge features a metal pin attached to a metal backing.
NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Badges Civil button badge
Refugee Action Collective Queensland
Enamel, metal alloy
/ FREE THE/ REFUGEES/ REFUGEE ACTION COLLECTIVE/
History and use
Donated by former Canberran of the Year and Centenary Medal winner, Frederika Steen AM, this badge is part of a collection documenting the multiple human rights events and causes Frederika has been involved with over her long career as a human rights supporter and activist.
The collection highlights not only the importance of human rights issues in both a political and social sense, but also links to more recent and growing numbers of refugees and those seeking asylum as a result of global warming and climate change.