Name tag from the Inter-Parliamentary Union Meeting in 1966 that belonged to Arthur Calwell #2010-0264
Rectangular name tag with ‘INTER-PARLIAMENTARY MEETINGS Hon. A. A. CALWELL AUSTRALIA CANBERRA. 1966’, housed in a hard plastic sleeve with a pin in the back.
This name tag is part of a collection of objects that belonged to Arthur Calwell, Australia’s first Minister for Immigration (1945-49) that were donated to the museum by his daughter, Dr Mary Elizabeth Calwell.
This name tag was used by Calwell at the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Canberra in 1966. The Inter-Parliamentary Union is an international organisation of parliaments of sovereign states, headquartered in Geneva. Created in 1889 as a meeting of individual parliamentarians, it became the first major international forum for political cooperation, and was instrumental in setting up the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague.