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Medal - Federation of Australian Commonwealth & Royal Visit of Duke and Duchess of York, Australia, 1901 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20909

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Federated Australia, 1901 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Cross shaped struck in white metal
Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the establishment of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. It includes an image of Duke and Duchess of York, who visited in May 1901 to open the first Commonwealth Parliament. Their tour was one of the most lavish undertaken by the monarchy. An Orient steamship liner had to be chartered for the voyage as no royal yacht could span the required distances between coaling ports. The Daily Telegraph's 'London correspondent' reported that the 'The tour of the Duke and Duchess of York is likely to cost the British ratepayer a cool quarter of a million...' The royal visitors were received with great enthusiasm.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 42 mm (Height), 37 mm (Width)
Weight: 13.67 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, royal exhibition building
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, HRH King George V (1865-1936), HM Queen Mary (1867-1953)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian federation
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1901 AD
Obverse Description: At centre 3/4 busts of the Duke and Duchess of York, around, H.R.H. THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF YORK; on cross arms, a rose, a leaf, a golden fleece and a decoration chest badge
Reverse Description: At centre, -*- / FEDERATED / AUSTRALIA / 1901 / -*-; around on cross arms, GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
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(reverse)
Shape: Cross
Material: White metal
Issued By: Australia
Person Depicted: HRH George Duke of Cornwall & York
Person Depicted: HRH Mary Duchess of Cornwall & York
References: Not in Carlisle but revese same as 1901/30

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noel morich Posted on 14 Mar 2012 5:38 AM
MY ANCESTOR MET THE DUKE AND PUT ON A CORROBOREE IN PERTH WHERE HE WAS THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES.HIS NAME WAS GEORGE (JOOBAITCH)..he died in 1907..

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