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Medal - Bert Hinkler, Victoria, Australia, 1928 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 35381

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Bert Hinkler 1928 (AD)
Other Details: This medal was produced in association with radio station 3LO to support their Melbourne Hospital Birthday Appeal. It was designed by Charles Douglas Richardson and featured the epic flight of Bert Hinkler from England to Australia in 1928. Hinkler was killed in Italy in a plane crash five years later, during another flight from England to Australia.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 51 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 70.64 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Stored in Stokes tan coloured cardboard box, with BR penciled on cover (for Bronze)

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Tagged with: aircraft, australian aviation, aviation pioneers, healthcare medicine
Themes this item is part of: Charles Douglas Richardson, Sculptor (1853-1932), Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Bert Hinkler, Pioneer Aviator (1892-1933)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: aviation
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1928 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of Bert Hinkler in flying gear facing 3/4 left; artist's initials, CDR incuse on side of shoulder; Mint name, STOKES MELB under should; around above, * BERT HINKLER AIRMAN * below, BUNDABERG, AUSTRALIA
Reverse Description: Map depicting route taken from London to Darwin, around on wide rim, * LONDON TO DARWIN XVI DAYS * PRAEPETIBUS PINNIS AUSTRALES VECTUS AD ORAS; a bi-plane depicted over the Indian Ocean, below, FEB. 1928
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
* BERT HINKLER AIRMAN */BUNDABERG, AUSTRALIA. Bert Hinkler in flying helmet,CDR on side of shoulder;STOKES MELB under should (obverse)
* LONDON TO DARWIN XVI DAYS */PRAEPETIBUS PINNIS AUSTRALES VECTUS AD ORAS/FEB. 1928(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes (Mint), Australia, 1928
Artist: Mr Charles Richardson, 1928
Person Depicted: Bert Hinkler, 1928
References: Car. 1928/1

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