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Badge collection relating to WEL ( Women's Electoral Lobby)

Various Description: 6 x folders = 0.41 linear meters Badges are stored in plastic sleeves contained in 5 archival folders, however we have requested further donations from members and expect our Badges collection to grow. 6 x folders each (H) 32.5cm x (W) 4cm x (D) 29.5 cm stacked on shelfOnline resources:
List(s) this item appears in: International Women's Day badges | Women's Electoral Lobby: Stage 6 History Women's Movements
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Item type Current library Call number Status Notes Date due Barcode
Archives - Collection Archives - Collection Jessie Street National Women's Library Archives Compartment 2/Bay 11/Shelf 3-4/Position 1-2 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available for reference in the library (Available for research in the library) 'WEL'. 1 badge; col. text on yellow background, metal with pin; c 35 mm in diameter. B 0122 DUP
Archives - Collection Archives - Collection Jessie Street National Women's Library Archives Compartment 2/Bay 11/Shelf 3-4/Position 1-2 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available for reference in the library (Available for research in the library) 'WEL'. 1 badge; purple text on white background with pin; c 35 mm in diameter. B 0209 DUP
Archives - Collection Archives - Collection Jessie Street National Women's Library Archives Compartment 2/Bay 11/Shelf 3-4/Position 1-2 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available for reference in the library (Available for research in the library) 'WEL'. 1 badge; col. image and text on dark blue background with pin; c 30 mm in diameter B 0235
Archives - Collection Archives - Collection Jessie Street National Women's Library Archives Compartment 2/Bay 11/Shelf 3-4/Position 1-2 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available for reference in the library (Available for research in the library) 'WEL'. 1 badge; col. image and text on light blue background with pin; c 30 mm in diameter B 0236
Archives - Collection Archives - Collection Jessie Street National Women's Library Archives Compartment 2/Bay 11/Shelf 3-4/Position 1-2 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available for reference in the library (Available for research in the library) 'feminism is alive and WEL'. 1 badge; col. text on metal with pin; c 60 mm in diameter. B 0159
Archives - Collection Archives - Collection Jessie Street National Women's Library Archives Compartment 2/Bay 11/Shelf 3-4/Position 1-2 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available for reference in the library (Available for research in the library) 'feminism is alive and WEL'. 1 badge; col. text on metal with pin; c 60 mm in diameter. B 0159 DUP
Archives - Collection Archives - Collection Jessie Street National Women's Library Archives Compartment 2/Bay 11/Shelf 3-4/Position 1-2 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available for reference in the library (Available for research in the library) 'Think WEL before you vote'. 1 badge; col. text on metal with pin; c 30 mm in diameter. B 0158
Archives - Collection Archives - Collection Jessie Street National Women's Library Archives Compartment 2/Bay 11/Shelf 3-4/Position 1-2 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available for reference in the library (Available for research in the library) 'Think WEL before you vote'. 1 badge; col. text on metal with pin; c 30 mm in diameter. B 0158 DUP
Archives - Collection Archives - Collection Jessie Street National Women's Library Archives CUR (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available for reference in the library (Available for research in the library) 'feminism is alive and WEL'. 1 badge; col. text on metal with pin; c 60 mm in diameter. B 0159 CUR1
Archives - Collection Archives - Collection Jessie Street National Women's Library Archives Compartment 2/Bay 11/Shelf 3-4/Position 1-2 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available for reference in the library (Available for research in the library) 'I'm a WEL woman'. 1 badge; col. text on metal with pin; c 35 mm in diameter. B 0258

The Women's Electoral Party (WEL) is a lobby group founded in 1972. Originally aimed at publicising the women's issues policies of the election candidates, it has grown to advocate and achieve policy changes such as equal pay legislation, anti-sex discrimination legislation and rape law reform.

The Library has a growing collection of badges related to Australian women that have been donated by a number of Library members and supporters.

The badges in our diverse collection have been generated by campaigns such as that against sexism, sexual harassment, war, nuclear energy and abortion laws. Others promote and celebrate working mothers, peace, International Women's Day and feminist values. Women's groups are well represented, although few political party badges have been collected. We do, however, have a badge from Jessie Street's campaign as the Labor candidate for the seat of Wentworth in 1943.

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