North Borneo 1956 Olympic Games badge

Object Type
Trophies and awards/Badge
Date Used
1956
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Brief Description
A shield-shaped metallic badge with enamelled designs. The emblem is of the now defunct North Borneo Olympic Team, worn during the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games - the only Olympics North Borneo competed in. It is a shield featuring two designs in the chief and the base. In the base is the image of a sailing ship with a large 'T' featured on one of the sails. It is sailing past an island. In the chief is featured a red lion passant guardant, upon a yellow field. Above the lion is the text: 'NORTH BORNEO'. The shield is crowned by the olympic rings emblem.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 33 W: 20 D: 4mm (H: 1 5/16 W: 13/16 D: 3/16")
Media/Materials
Associated Person
Date Used
1956
Location
In storage
Registration No
1987.1816.4
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by John Walne

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