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Medal - Anzac, Education Department Schools, Australia, 1916 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35356

Anzac Day school children's medal, issued in 1916. The medal was struck by the Education Department of Victoria for distribution to school children in 1916 to commemorate the first anniversary of Anzac day. The Anzac forces first landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.
Mint: Stokes & Sons.
Obverse has the head of George V. Reverse has 'ANZAC' within wreath.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Weight: 9.16 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: height to top of attachment lug

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Tagged with: anzac day, commemorations, school children, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Childhood & Youth Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Education Department of Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
Series: Australian Commemorative medals
DateEra: 1916 AD
Obverse Description: Head of George V facing left, mint initials on truncation, S&S; around above, FOR KING AND COUNTRY
below, * 1916 *
Reverse Description: Within wreath, ANZAC; around above, DEPT. OF EDUCATION . VICTORIA
around below, . LEST WE FORGET . 25 APRIL 15 .
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Silver-plated
Issued By: Education Department of Victoria, Australia, 1916
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1916
Commissioned By: Education Department of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1916

Issued to school children
Person Depicted: HM King George V, 1916
References: Car. 1916/2


sarah Posted on 01 Feb 2010 11:37 PM
Hi, I droped out last year 2009 I didn't complete year10. And I was woundering if there is something I can do to catch up, eg a place to go to. I live in melb by the way
Discovery Centre Posted on 02 Feb 2010 3:25 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Sarah - Museum Victoria is not able to provide educational advice. We suggest you contact a local high school, TAFE, qualified educational institution or the Victorian Department of Education with your query.

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