1915 Violet Day badge, courtesy Migration Museum 87-2769
Before the poppy became the recognised flower for war memorials, the violet in South Australia, was the ‘symbol of perpetual remembrance’. Violet Day was first held in Adelaide on 2 July 1915. Alexandrine Seager, Secretary and Organiser of the Cheer-Up Society, is credited with the creation of the event.
For more information, visit http://adelaidia.sa.gov.au/events/violet-day