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Automata, Cole's Little Men, F. Ziegler, 1883

A mechanical device with figures of two small men dressed as sailors turning a crank and a series of placards featuring slogans. These slogans included both promotion of Cole's book arcade and his ideals.

Automata, Mechanical Hen, Symphonium Company, 1889

One of five mechanical hens that operated within Coles Book Arcade in Bourke Street, Melbourne. Consisting of both a coin slot and an egg chute, the hens would cackle as they ‘laid’ an egg. The hen was purchased from the Symphonium Company in…

Badge, 'Stop Work to Stop the War'

Protest badge featuring the slogan "Stop Work to Stop the War" produced produced for the Vietnam Moratorium on June 30 1971 as part of the anti-war campaign during the Vietnam War

Badge, Don't Register

Campaign Badge, featuring the slogan Don't Register for National Service, produced as a part of the Vietnam War draft resistance campaign

Badge, Stop Conscription Now

Campaign badge, featuring the slogan 'Stop Conscription Now No More Vietnams', produced as part of the Vietnam War Moratorium campaign

Book, 'The White Australia Question', EW Cole, 1903

Book written and published by EW Cole in which he argues against the 'White Australia' policy both in practice and in principle. Cole was one of few people who publicly voiced strong opposition to this policy.

Book, Wise Ways to Win

Children's book on conflict resolution, produced by Psychologists for Peace and illustrated by Kristen Ireland and Jon Phillips

Booklet, 'Notes on the Conduct of Cases for Conscientious Objectors', 1968

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Printed title page of booklet titled 'Notes on the Conduct of Cases for Conscientious Objectors' with signature in ink in top right corner 'G Sandy' and pencil price '5c'

Cartoon, 'Blessed are the Peacemakers', George Bellows, 1917

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Black and white cartoon showing man in prison, in prisoners' clothing, with head bowed. Text runs down the right hand side of the cartoon ending with the words "Blessed are the Peacemakers"