19th April 2023

School Uniform Buttons

? Mt Carmel Boys’ School, Alberton, South Australia.

This school was run by the Marist Brothers from 1927 until 1966. The Mt Carmel Girl’s School then moved into the campus, and in 1983 it became co-educational, with the new title of Mt Carmel College. I believe it may be this school (but am happy to be corrected) as there seems to be the South Australian ‘Piping Shrike” in the left upper corner of the shield, with the Marist star- topped “M” next to it, and a “lamp of learning/knowledge” below.

Piping Shrike symbol

Marist symbol

lamp of learning/knowledge.






Unknown school buttons

Please help me to identify these. The unmarked button with the red shield is of  similar size and with the slight concave shape as those produced by S.Shlank, (later Olson Badges) in Adelaide. The other two buttons are flat.

Backmark: Superior Rich Quality









Unmarked. Approx 15mm diamtre (c.f. 20mm for the others.) A very busy shield including 3 keys, 3 torches, two ?stars/flowers and other symbols.

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