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- A Commissioned By Melbourne, Australia
Medal - Sabbath School Celebration, Australia, 1889 Reg. No: NU 20881
- Sabbath School Jubilee Celebration, 1889.
Medal issued to commemorate a Sabbath School 50th jubilee celebration in 1889. It was commissioned by Mrs C. Palmer. 1839 was a signficant year for the Presbyterian Church in Australia. The Church was founded in South Australia that year, and in Melbourne Presbyterians were allotted a two acre site on the corner of Collins Street and Russell Street, on which Scots Church and its manse were built.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||31 mm (Width)|
|Weight:||13.99 g (Weight)|
|Themes this item is part of:||George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Presbyterian Church of Victoria, McArthur Bequest|
|Series:||Australian Commemorative Medals|
|Obverse Description:||At centre within wide rim, * / SABBATH / SCHOOL / CELEBRATION / 1889 * / LEV.XXV.10
(The last line refers to Leviticus 1.25.10 - and ye shall Hallow the 50th year)
|Reverse Description:||At centre within broar rim the biblical burning bush; below, EX.III.2;
around, NEC TAMEN CONSUMEBATUR
(nor yet was the bush consumed)
|Issued By:||Presbyterian Church of Victoria, Australia, 1889|
|Commissioned By:||Mrs C. Palmer - Presbyterian Church of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1889|
|Previous Collection:||George McArthur|