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Medal - Federation of Australian Commonwealth, Town of Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, 1901 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33082

Summary:
Australia
In Commemoration of Federated Australia, 1901 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Silvered bronze
Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the establishment of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. It names Councillor John Wood Fleming, Mayor of Brunswick. John Wood Fleming was local politician and a Justice of the Peace. He lived at 270 Park West, Brunswick. As a Councillor he represented South Ward. He sat on a Public Works committee in 1900, and was elected Mayor, retiring in August 1902. In 1902 Brunswick had a population of 24,182 and 5,024 houses on 2,722 acres. It included a wide range of factories including potteries, smelting and gas works.
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Description:
Worn
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.94 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, iconography
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Brunswick, Victoria, John Wood Fleming, Councillor, Town of Brunswick, Victoria (circa 1860s-?), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Wannenmacher Collection, McArthur Bequest, George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian federation
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1901 AD
Obverse Description: Britannia seated left, under arch inscribed, UNITY IS STRENGTH; with a capping-stone inscribed FEDER/ATION/1901,on globe which depicts Australia, holds flaming staff in right hand and rests left of Union Jack Shield; around AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, on ribbon below, ADVANCE. The names of the States are given on the columns of the arch.
Reverse Description: British Arms within wreath from scroll bearing, UNITY IS STRENGTH; around, IN COMMEMORATION OF FEDERATED AUSTRALIA; around all, CR. JOHN WOOD FLEMING, J. P. MAYOR * TOWN OF BRUNSWICK *
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Silvered Bronze
Issued By: Town of Brunswick, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Person Named: Mr. John Fleming - Town of Brunswick, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, 1901
Previous Collection: George McArthur
References: Car.1901/40

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