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- A Commissioned By Melbourne, Australia
Medal - Anzac Day School Children's, Education Department of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1918 Reg. No: NU 16459
- Anzac Day school children's medal, issued in 1918. The medal was distributed to every school child that year to commemorate Anzac Day. The Anzac forces first landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.
Gold special striking of the medal sold to Victorian school children and the public to commemorate ANZAC Day, 25 April 1918. 250,000 medals were struck. Bronze medals were sold for 1 shilling and oxidised silver medals for 5 shillings. One-third of the proceeds was to be directed to the funding of a permanent institution for returned soldiers. [The Argus, 11 April 1918, p 8]
The reverse image of the bust of an Australian soldier was adapted from a drawing by H. Harvey, an assistant in the Victorian Education Department.
- Obverse has the bust of a uniformed soldier. The reverse image of the bust of an Australian soldier was adapted from a drawing by H. Harvey, an at assistant in the Victorian Education Department.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Education Department of Victoria, 1976
|Dimensions:||28 mm (Width), 28 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||13.148 g (Weight)|
|Dimension Comment:||Dimensions for medal only. Stored in red case of issue.|
|Tagged with:||anzac day, commemorations, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Education Department of Victoria, Education Department of Victoria|
|Tertiary Classification:||military history|
|Series:||Australian Commemorative Medals|
|Obverse Description:||Bust of uniformed soldier wearing hat left; around, HONOR TO THE A.I.F. In small letters below bust, S&S 15C HH|
|Reverse Description:||Incuse on scroll which rests on olive branch, GALLIPOLI / FRANCE / PALESTINE; above EVD ; below, ANZAC DAY 1918|
|Inscriptions:||HONOR TO THE A.I.F. (obverse)
GALLIPOLI FRANCE PALESTINE EVD ANZAC DAY 1918 (reverse)
|Shape:||Round with loop|
|Issued By:||Education Department of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1918|
|Mint:||Stokes & Sons (Mint), 1918|
|Artist:||H. Harvey, Australia, 1918|
|Commissioned By:||Education Department of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1918|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, 1915|