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Medal - Australia Day, Gold Donor, Victoria, Australia, 1915 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35357

Australia Day Gold Donor medal, dated 30 July 1915, commemorating the Dardanelles (Gallipoli) battle, then underway. Australia Day was celebrated on this day, 30 July in 1915, and attracted enthusiastic crowds.

The celebration raised funds for the Australian Division of the Red Cross, for use on the front, on hospital ships and at hospitals in Malta and Egypt. This followed a successful 'Belgian Day' held on 15 May 1915.
Mint: Stokes & Sons.
Obverse features profile of George V. Reverse has inscription.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 8.53 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: anzac day, australia day, commemorations, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
Series: Australian Commemorative medals
DateEra: 1915 AD
Obverse Description: At centre bare head of George V left; below in tiny letters, S&S; on arms of cross, REMEMBER THE DARDANELLES 1915
Reverse Description: JULY / 30TH / 1915 / AUSTRALIA DAY / GOLD / DONOR
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Cross & loop
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: Victoria, Australia, 1915
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1915
Person Depicted: HM King George V, 1915
References: Car.1915/13

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