Medal - Australia Day, Gold Donor, Victoria, Australia, 1915 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
|Dimensions:||30 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||8.53 g (Weight)|
|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|
|Tertiary Classification:||military history|
|Series:||Australian Commemorative medals|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||REMEMBER THE DARDANELLES 1915
JULY 30TH 1915 AUSTRALIA DAY GOLD DONOR
|Shape:||Cross & loop|
|Issued By:||Victoria, Australia, 1915|
|Mint:||Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1915|
|Person Depicted:||HM King George V, 1915|
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