Badge, Prince of Wales visit to Australia badge
Circa 1920 See full details
Badge of crest & motto of the Prince of Wales with "Royal Visit 1920" on scroll under.
CH classification NUMISMATICS (MEDALS AND OTHER) Badges Civil
20 x 20 x 10
Brass (Metals - Non-Ferrous), Enamel (Surface Treatments), Silver? (Metal Plating)
ICH DIEN \ ROYAL VISIT 1920
History and use
This badge dates from the visit of Edward, Prince of Wales, to Australia in 1920. The Prince was visiting on behalf of his father, King George V, to thank Australians for the sacrifices they had made during World War 1. In those days of intense loyalty to the British Empire, the Prince attracted large crowds wherever he went during his five-month visit, and this badge would have been available as a memento of the visit. Most of the towns and cities the Prince visited decorated their buildings and streets with arches and the very popular illuminations (lighting) of buildings. He spent most of August in Queensland, where he attended a range of events and functions, including opening the 44th Exhibition of the Queensland National Association in Brisbane, known today as the Ekka.