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Medal - Australia Day, Gold Donor, Victoria, Australia, 1915 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33110

Summary:
Australia Victoria
Australia Day, Gold Donor 1915 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Other Details: Australia Day Gold Donor medal, dated 30 July 1915.

An 'Australia Day' was held on 30 July 1915 to raise funds for the Australian Division of the Red Cross, for use on the front, on hospital ships and at hospitals in Malta and Egypt. This followed a successful 'Belgian Day' held on 15 May 1915.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 8.25 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: 30 * 60 when ribbon extended

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Tagged with: anzac day, australia day, commemorations, patriotic tokens, patriotism, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Wannenmacher Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
Series: Australian Commemorative medals
DateEra: 1915 AD
Obverse Description: At centre bare head of George V left; below in tiny letters, S&S; on arms of cross, REMEMBER THE DARDANELLES 1915
Reverse Description: JULY / 30TH / 1915 / AUSTRALIA DAY / GOLD / DONOR
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: REMEMBER THE DARDANELLES 1915 (obverse)
JULY 30TH 1915 AUSTRALIA DAY GOLD DONOR (reverse)
Shape: Cross & ribbon
Material: Gilt Bronze
Issued By: Victoria, Australia, 1915
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1915
Person Depicted: King George V, 1915
Place & Date Depicted: Gallipoli Peninsula, Dardanelles, Turkey, 1915
References: Car.1915/13
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Leslie Carlisle, Australian commemorative medals and medalets from 1788, B & C Press, Sydney, 1983

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