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Medal - Great Rawson Handover, Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works, Victoria, Australia, 1985 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 42301

Summary:
Australia Victoria Shire of Narracan
1 January 1985 (AD)
Medal commemorating the "Great Rawson Handover" by the Melbourne Metropoolitan Board of Works to the Shire of Narracan. Rawson is a township built to house construction workers on the Thomson Dam project. It was named after the first European settler in the area.
Mint : Stokes (Australasia) Limited, Melbourne.
Awarded to : Raymond Marginson
Description:
Gilt medal in black case with red velvet and white fabric lining.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Raymond Marginson, 2005
Discipline: Numismatics

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Tagged with: water supply
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Raymond David Marginson, Chairman, Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works (1923-?), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Municipality of Narracan, Victoria, Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW), Melbourne, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: engineering
DateEra: 1985 AD
Obverse Description: Two clasped hands across centre. COMMEMORATING / THE/ 'GREAT RAWSON / HANDOVER ' / BY THE / MMBW / TO THE SHIRE OF / NARRACAN / 1 JANUARY 1985
Reverse Description: MMBW coat of arms on left and Shire of Narracan coat of arms on right. Above: Melbourne and / Metropolitan / Board of Works. Below: Shire of Narracan.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: two clasped hands across centre. COMMEMORATING / THE/ 'GREAT RAWSON / HANDOVER ' / BY THE / MMBW / TO THE SHIRE OF / NARRACAN / 1 JANUARY 1985
Reverse: MMBW coat of arms on left and Shire of Narracan coat of arms on right. Above: Melbourne and / Metropolitan / Board of Works. Below: Shire of Narracan.
Edge: Plain
Case: inside lid : STOKES (A/ASIA) LIMITED / MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA / ESTD 1856
Place & Date Depicted: Shire of Narracan, Rawson, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 01 Jan 1985
Issued By: Melbourne & Metropolitan Board of Works (MMBW), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 01 Jan 1985
Mint: Stokes Australasia Limited, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1984
Awarded To: Dr Raymond Marginson, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 01 Jan 1985
References: Carlisle 1985/93. Dingle, Tony and Rasmussen, Carolyn. Vital Connections, McPhee Gribble 1991. p. 285.

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