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Medal - Anzac, Education Department Schools, Australia, 1916 Reg. No: NU 33108
- 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
|Dimensions:||56 mm (Height), 27 mm (Width)|
|Weight:||9.77 g (Weight)|
|Dimension Comment:||Height is with ribbon extended but top fold not straightened|
|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|
|Tertiary Classification:||military history|
|Series:||Australian Commemorative medals|
|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 .
|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|
|Person Depicted:||HM King George V, 1916|