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Medal - 85th Anniversary of Settlement, New South Wales Rifle Association, New South Wales, Australia, 1873 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20350

Australia New South Wales
85th Anniversary of Settlement 1788 - 1873, 1873 (AD)
Mint: Sydney
Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the settlement of Australia. It was issued by the patriotic New South Wales Rifle Association.
A bronze medal (30 mm diameter) featuring a soldier and an Aboriginal male holding spear and boomarang
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 20.68 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: aboriginal depictions, rifle shooting, settlement, sport
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, Medal Makers, Sydney, New South Wales, Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, New South Wales Rifle Association, Maroubra, New South Wales, Branch Mints of the Royal Mint
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sport
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1873 AD
Obverse Description: At left the date 1788; at right the date, 1873; between dates standing vis a vis, Aboriginal male holding spear and boomarang in right hand and resting shield on ground in left hand; British soldier in military dress and cap, resting musket, held in both hands.
Reverse Description: N.S.W./RIFLE/ASSOCIATION within two half wreaths, above of roses thistles and shamrocks and below of Australian native flora
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse: 1788 1873
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: New South Wales Rifle Association, New South Wales, Australia, 1873
Mint: Royal Mint, Sydney Branch, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1873

This piece was probably transferred to the Melbourne Mint after the closure of Sydney in 1926.

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