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Medal - Dux of School, Cooerwull Academy, Australia, circa 1890 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20193

Cooerwull Academy, Dux Of School unissued bronze medal c. 1890 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: De La Salle College (originally Cooerwull Academy) in Rabaul St, Lithcow is an interesting two-storey Victorian Gothic building (c.1882) made of dressed stone with an unusual parapet. It was built by the valley's first European settler, Andrew Brown, as a training academy for prospective Presbyterian ministers. It closed when staff enlisted in World War I, converted to a private residence, and became a Catholic High School in 1953.
An unissued bronze prize medal (31 mm diameter) to award to the school dux, featuring the college shield , a lion rampant left
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 19.09 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: education
Themes this item is part of: Cooerwull Academy, Lithgow, New South Wales, De La Salle College, Lithgow, New South Wales, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: education prizes
Series: Australian Prize Medals
DateEra: circa 1890 AD
Obverse Description: Lion rampant left within a diamond; on ribbon above, COOERWULL ACADEMY on ribbon below, FLOREAT MAJESTAS
Reverse Description: Within open laurel wreath DUX OF SCHOOL
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Cooerwull Academy, Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1890

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