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Medal - Jubilee of Railways in New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia, 1905 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20552

Summary:
Australia New South Wales
Jubilee of Railways in New South Wales 1905 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the 50th jubilee of railways in New South Wales. The development of rail transport in New South Wales followed an Australia-wide pattern of private sector instigation, financial collapse and absorption by the government. In 1849, the Sydney Railway Company started building the first railway track in New South Wales. It was to run between Sydney and Parramatta, a distance of 22 km. The project ran into financial difficulty and was taken over by the New South Wales colonial government. The line finally opened on 26 September 1855 - the first in New South Wales. It was the same year that the British government granted NSW responsible government.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 11.38 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: railways, trains
Themes this item is part of: New South Wales Railways, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: rail transport
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1905 AD
Obverse Description: At centre a signal over many rail lines, above modern (1905) engine and below modern carriages
around, NEW SOUTH WALES RAILWAYS JUBILEE YEAR, above engine 26TH SEPT, below carriages 1905
Reverse Description: At centre Australian arms within crowned circle, on circle, NEW SOUTH WALES RAILWAYS 1855 . 1905
around this engine and carriages of 1855 style, below, 26TH SEPT / 1855 / RAILWAYS OPENED
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
NEW SOUTH WALES RAILWAYS/JUBILEE YEAR/26TH SEPT/1905 Steam train, signals & tracks and two carraiges (obverse)
26TH SEPT/1855/RAILWAYS OPENED Steam train and carraiges (reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: New South Wales, Australia
Commissioned By: New South Wales Railways
References: Car 1905/6

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