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Medal - Prisoner of War, Liverpool Camp, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1916 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20554

Australia New South Wales Liverpool
Prisoner of War medal c. 1916 (AD)
Mint: not recorded

Other Details: Aluminum medal issued to commemorate the experience of Prisoners of War who had been interned at the Liverpool Camp during World War I. It features a wattle wreath with kangaroo on the obverse and a map of Australia on the reverse. It is inscribed in German - translated as 'a memento of our prisoner of war days'.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.25 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: internment camps, prison camps, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Military Campaigns
Tertiary Classification: internment
Series: Australian Commemorative medals
DateEra: circa 1916 AD
Obverse Description: Shield above crossed wattle wreath with Kangaroo l., emu r., supporters; above . GCC .; below, LIVERPOOL.N.S.W.
Reverse Description: Map of Australia; within: .1914./.1915.1916; around on broad rim, .ZUM ANDENKEN . AN UNSERE KRIEGSGEFANGENSCHAFT .
(Reverse translation by Carlisle - a memento of our prisoner of war days)
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
.GCC./LIVERPOOL.N.S.W. Kangaroo l., emu r., holding a shield (obverse)
.ZUM ANDENKEN./AN UNSERE KRIEGSGEFANGENSCHAFT around a raised relief of Australia; within: .1914./.1915.1916 (reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Aluminium
Issued By: Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1916
References: Car. 1916/4
M & H p232
  1. [Book], Leslie Carlisle, Australian commemorative medals and medalets from 1788, B & C Press, Sydney, 1983

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