Object detail

An enamelled circular metal badge featuring a design of pink, dark blue, white and yellow horizontal bands of colour. The top left of the design features a stylised black and white boat with cabin and funnel. White printed text on obverse: /WELCOME/ REFUGEES/
NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Badges Civil button badge
Diameter 43mm
Media/Materials description
Enamel, metal alloy
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.
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