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Medal - Narracan Shire Centenary, Shire of Narracan, Victoria, Australia, 1978 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 23805

Summary:
Australia Victoria
1978 (AD)
Mint: Stokes
Other Details: A large copper coloured aluminium medal issued in 1978 to commemorate the Centenary of the Shire of Narracan. Narracan is located in Gippsland, east of Melbourne, 13km south-west of Moe. The Narracan Shire included the gold-mining town of Walhalla and the coal-mining centre of Yallourn. Gold rushes were significant in the early development of the Shire. As well as Walhalla itself, gold rushes occured in the surrounding areas of Tanjil, Jordan River, Donnelly's Creek and Aberfeldy. At Coopers Creek copper mining also developed. On 20 September 1878 the Narracan Shire was gazetted, stretching from the Moe River a little beyond Yarragon to the existing Rosedale Shire boundary. Industries in the Narracan area today include include agriculture, timber production, mining and manufacturing.
Description:
A large copper coloured aluminium medal issued in 1978 to commemorate the Centenary of the Shire of Narracan featuring on the obverse, in front of British Royal Arms, two crossed shields - the left shield, overlapping the right, has a Lyre-bird standing right and a ferntree; the right has a tree and plough; below, 1978; around on wide rim in the form of a belt, SHIRE OF NARRACAN. And on the reverse at centre within a broad rim a simple map of the Shire picked out by small relief formations over which, SHIRE OF / NARRACAN; to left in plain field, W'GUL, to right, MOE. Around within braod rim, COMMEMORATING 100 YEARS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT . 1878 - 1978 . Below in small letters the mint name, STOKES MELB. It's edge is plain, with mount and ring attached at 12
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Harold Mower, 1991
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 54 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 21.528 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: local government
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Municipality of Narracan, Victoria, Municipality of Narracan, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: public events
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1978 AD
Obverse Description: In front of British Royal Arms, two crossed shields - the left shield, overlapping the right, has a Lyre-bird standing right and a ferntree; the right has a tree and plough; below, 1978; around on wide rim in the form of a belt, SHIRE OF NARRACAN
Reverse Description: at centre within a broad rim a simple map of the Shire picked out by small relief formations over which, SHIRE OF / NARRACAN; to left in plain field, W'GUL, to right, MOE. Around within braod rim, COMMEMORATING 100 YEARS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT . 1878 - 1978 .
Below in small letters the mint name, STOKES MELB.
Edge Description: Plain, with mount and ring attached at 12
Inscriptions: (edge) Plain, with mount and ring attached at 12
(obverse)In front of British Royal Arms, two crossed shields - the left shield, overlapping the right, has a Lyre-bird standing right and a ferntree; the right has a tree and plough; below, 1978; around on wide rim in the form of a belt, SHIRE OF NARRACAN

(reverse)at centre within a broad rim a simple map of the Shire picked out by small relief formations over which, SHIRE OF / NARRACAN; to left in plain field, W'GUL, to right, MOE. Around within braod rim, COMMEMORATING 100 YEARS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT . 1878 - 1978 .
Below in small letters the mint name, STOKES MELB.
Shape: Round
Material: Aluminium - Coppered
Issued By: Shire of Narracan, Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes (Australasia) Pty. Ltd., 1978
Commissioned By: Shire of Narracan, Victoria, Australia, 1978
References: Car. 1978/12

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