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Medal - Littlejohn Memorial Award, Specimen, Royal Aero Club of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1935 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 34747

Summary:
Australia New South Wales
George Mc.C. Littlejohn Memorial Award c. 1935 (AD)
Mint: Amor
Awarded to: Specimen
Other Details: Littlejohn Memorial Award medal, not issued, made for the Royal Aero Club of New South Wales. In 1919 individual sections of the Australian Aero Club were formed in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. This medal commemorates pilot George Littlejohn, who with Charles Ulm and Leon Skilling was attempting to survey a route from Oakland, California, to Sydney in Airspeed A.S.6 Envoy VH-UXY Stella Australis on Dec. 4 1934 when the plane lost at sea off Hawaii.
Description:
A large silver-plated medal (89 mm diameter) issued as a specimen. It features three bi-planes flying above a globe depicting Australia and gives details of the award.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 89 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: weight > 100 g

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Tagged with: australian aviation, aviation pioneers, flights
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Royal Aero Club of New South Wales, Royal Aero Club of New South Wales, W.J. Amor Mint, Medal Maker, New South Wales, George Littlejohn, Pioneer Aviator (?-1934)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: aviation
Series: Australian Prize Medal
DateEra: circa 1935 AD
Obverse Description: Three bi-planes flying above a globe depicting Australia; in field right, GEORGE MC.C. / LITTLEJOHN / MEMORIAL / AWARD
Reverse Description: At top within winged and crowned circle, winged kangaroo leaping left, in field, THE ROYAL AERO CLUB OF N.S.W. below within wreath, THIS AWARD / IS MADE TO THE PILOT / MEMBER TRAINED BY / THE ROYAL AERO CLUB / OF N.S.W. WHO HAS / PERFORMED THE MOST / OUTSTANDING OR / NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT / IN AVIATION DURING ; below on plaque, AWARDED TO
Edge Description: Stamped SPECIMEN ONLY
Inscriptions: Obverse: GEORGE MC.C. LITTLEJOHN MEMORIAL AWARD
Reverse: THE ROYAL AERO CLUB OF N.S.W. THIS AWARD IS MADE TO THE PILOT MEMBER TRAINED BY THE ROYAL AERO CLUB OF N.S.W. WHO HAS PERFORMED THE MOST OUTSTANDING OR NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT IN AVIATION DURING AWARDED TO
Edge (Stamped): SPECIMEN ONLY
Shape: round
Material: Silver-plated
Issued By: Royal Aero Club of New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1935
Mint: Amor (Mint), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1935
Commissioned By: Royal Aero Club of New South Wales
Person Named: Mr. George Littlejohn, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1937

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