Medal - Antarctic Research Expeditions, Department of Supply, Commonwealth of Australia, Australia, circa 1977 Reg. No: NU 34876
- Australia Antarctica
Medal - Antarctic Research Expeditions, Mawson, Davis, Casy Department of Supply c. 1977
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Awarded to: Not issued
Other Details: Medal awarded to members of Antarctic Research Expeditions to Mawson, Davis or Casey bases by the Federal Department of Supply. A certificate was issued with the medal certifying that the receipent 'served the Commonwealth of Australia in the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions including a stay at [ ] in Antarctica over the winter of [ ] and to express the appreciation of the Commonwealth for his dedication to duty'. The medal, made by the Royal Australian Mint, was issued in a fitted presentation case with the Australian Coat of Arms on the front.
- A bronze medal 54 mm diameter) depicting a globe showing Antarctica, Australia and New Zealand
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Commonwealth of Australia Department of Science, 1977
|Dimensions:||54 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||75.56 g (Weight)|
|Tagged with:||antarctic exploration, antarctic research, casey base antarctica, davis base antarctica, mawson base antarctica|
|Themes this item is part of:||Antarctica Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory|
|Tertiary Classification:||antarctic exploration|
|Series:||Australian Research Medals|
|DateEra:||circa 1977 AD|
|Obverse Description:||At centre the Australian Coat of Arms, around, * COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA * DEPARTMENT OF SUPPLY . ANTARCTIC DIVISION|
|Reverse Description:||Art centre a globe showing Antarctica, Australia and New Zealand; around, * AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTARCTIC RESEARCH EXPEDITIONS * MAWSON . DAVIS . CASEY ; in small letters the artist's initials, V.V.|
|Inscriptions:||Obverse: COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA DEPARTMENT OF SUPPLY ANTARCTIC DIVISION
Reverse: AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ANTARCTIC RESEARCH EXPEDITIONS MAWSON DAVIS CASEY V.V.
|Issued By:||Commonwealth of Australia Department of Science, Australia, circa 1977|
|Mint:||Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia|
|Artist:||Mr. Vanbola Veinberg - Amor (Mint)
Initials 'V.V.' appear on the reverse.