23rd January 2020

Deborah has pointed out a 1952  Australian  Government manufacturing report. In passing it noted that …

Uniform Button:

State Emergency Service Victoria by A. J. Parkes.

The  Victoria SES has its roots in the volunteer Civil Defence Organisation set up in 1950, to mobilise rapidly in the event of war.  It was renamed in 1975 as the State Emergency Services, and has been involved in most major emergencies since 1950. It is an independent statuary body answerable to the State Minister for Emergency Services. “We are the control agency for flood, storm, tsunami, earthquake and landslide throughout Victoria, and provide the largest road rescue network in Australia, with specialist teams in 102 of our 149 units across the state. “

see: https://www.ses.vic.gov.au/who-we-are

Government uniform button with George VI cypher, Stokes and Sons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

George VI reigned from 1936 after the abdication of his brother, until his early death in 1952.

Freemantle Harbour Trust:

From the old Sheridan site in Perth; an unfinished Freemantle Harbour Trust button.

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