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Medal - Royal Visit of the Prince of Wales to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1920 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20730

Summary:
Australia New South Wales Sydney
Visit of the Prince of Wales to Sydney, 1920 (AD)
Mint: Amor
Other Details: In 1920 the Prince of Wales visited Australia to extend official thanks for its support during World War I and to strengthen links to the Empire. The Prince toured extensively, and his tour was one of the most popular royal visits ever. Wherever he went public holidays were declared, foundation stones laid, memorials unveiled and receptions and balls. The Prince made a point of meeting ex-servicemen and women. He spent nine days in Victoria, eleven days in New South Wales, four days in Tasmania, eleven days in Western Australia, six days in South Australia and eight days in Queensland. The Prince was seen as the embodiment of the White Australia, symbolic of the spirit of his race. His presence strengthened the identity of the young Australian nation as a member of the Empire, resisting the influence of other powers and other races.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 51 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 69.75 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: aboriginal depictions, royal visits, wars conflicts, white australia policy, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH Edward VIII (1894-1972), W.J. Amor Mint, Medal Maker, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal visits
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1920 AD
Obverse Description: Bust of the Prince of Wales 3/4 right in military uniform; around, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES; in tiny letters near rim at 07 the makers name, AMOR SYDNEY
Reverse Description: Arms of Sydney with aboriginal and early white settler supporters, around, IN COMMEMORATION OF THE ROYAL VISIT TO THE CITY OF SYDNEY 1920 ; in small letters above date, AMOR, SYDNEY
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES / AMOR, SYDNEY (obverse)
IN COMMEMORATION OF THE ROYAL VISIT TO THE CITY OF SYDNEY / 1920 / AMOR, SYDNEY (reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1920
Mint: Amor (Mint), 1920
Person Depicted: HRH Edward Prince of Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1920
References: Car 1920/1
Bibliography:
  1. [Article] Fewster, Kevin. 1980. Politics, Pagentry and Purpose: the 1920 Tour of Australia by the Prince of Wales. Labour History. 38 (May 1980): 59-66.
  2. [Book], Leslie Carlisle, Australian commemorative medals and medalets from 1788, B & C Press, Sydney, 1983

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