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Medal - Centenary of Crossing of Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia, 1913 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20333

Summary:
Australia New South Wales
Centenary of Crossing of Blue Mountains 1913 (AD)
Mint: Amor
Other Details: Medal issued in 1913 to commemorate the centenary of the crossing of the Blue Mountains. It names Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson, who were the first Europeans to succeed in crossing Australia's rugged Blue Mountains. Their journey opened the way for the colony to expand onto the fertile slopes and plains to the west.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 5.34 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian exploration
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, W.J. Amor Mint, Medal Maker, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian exploration
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1913 AD
Obverse Description: COMMEMORATING FIRST CROSSING OF BLUE MOUNTAINS/BLAXLAND/WENTWORTH/ LAWSON/1813 - 1913
Reverse Description: Centenary memorial Pavillion, around, *CENTENARY MEMORIAL PAVILLION*
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
COMMEMORATING FIRST CROSSING OF BLUE MOUNTAINS/BLAXLAND/WENTWORTH/ LAWSON/1813 - 1913 (obverse)
*CENTENARY MEMORIAL PAVILLION* Centenary memorial Pavillion (reverse)
Shape: Round with loop
Material: Bronze
Issued By: New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Amor (Mint), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1913
Person Named: Gregory Blaxland
Person Named: William Wentworth
Person Named: Lieutenant William Lawson
References: Car 1913/2

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