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Medal - Waltons Bourke Street Store Opening, Victoria, Australia, 1964 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 42191

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Australia Victoria Melbourne
1964 (AD)
Other Details: This medal was issued to staff who worked on opening day of the Waltons store in Bourke Street, Melbourne, on 22 October, 1964. It expressed the appreciation of company principal J.R. Walton. On this day, Waltons opened 12 stores around Melbourne, including three department stores (City, Prahran and Brunswick) and nine 'Home Lovers' stores (including Footscray, Collingwood, Camberwell and Croydon), giving Waltons over 60 stores across the eastern states (the chain having been established in 1953.) Bourke Street (reported as the city's first new Department Store for 40 years) was the chain's flagship store in Victoria, costing over 3 million pounds to construct and boasting `53 different Departments'.
Description:
Circular metal medal, with an enamelled image of the façade of Waltons Bourke Street Store on the front, and an engraved message from the Managing Director of Waltons on the reverse. On top is a small circular loop.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: advertising, retailing, shops
Themes this item is part of: Waltons, Melbourne, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: commerce & retailing
DateEra: 1964 AD
Obverse Description: Green background. Gold and yellow Waltons building . WALTONS inside red and gold Waltons logo beneath. MELBOURNE around bottom .
Reverse Description: Inscribed MELBOURNE / 22ND OCT. 1964. / WALTONS / ALL-TIME RECORD / OPENING DAY. / THANK YOU. / J.R.W.
Shape: Round with loop
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1964
Presented By: Waltons, 22 Oct 1964

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