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Medal - St David's Cathedral, Hobart, Consecrated, Tasmania, Australia, 1894 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34784

Summary:
Australia Tasmania Hobart
Other Details: Medal isued to commemorate the consecration of the St David's cathedral in Hobart and associated children's festival in 1894. Saint David's Cathedral is the church of the Bishop of Tasmania's episcopal chair (cathedral), therefore serving the diocese, the city and the state. Built between 1868 and 1936, Saint David's is widely regarded as the finest example outside England of the work of the leading Victorian architect, George F. Bodley. Building started in January 1868 and the nave was completed in February 1874. The former and new churches then stood together for six months before the former church was demolished. The Cathedral's cloisters and tower, built on the site of the old church, were finally completed in 1936. Bodley's plans were following throughout the 68-year construction. The cathedral was built in neo-Gothic style.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 29 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.03 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: architecture, churches, religions, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, St David's Cathedral, Hobart, Tasmania
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: religions
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1894 AD
Obverse Description: View of Cathedral; above, CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL; below, HOBART
Reverse Description: ST. DAVID'S / CATHEDRAL / CONSECRATED / -> 1894 <-
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round with hole
Material: Bronze
Place & Date Depicted: St David's Cathedral, Australia, 1894
Issued By: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
References: Car. 1894/2
Bibliography:
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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