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Medal - Father of Australian Federation, Sir Henry Parkes, New South Wales, Australia, 1901 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20811

Australia New South Wales Sydney
The Father of Australian Federation 1901 (AD)
Mint: Amor
Other Details: The Federation of the colonies in 1901 to form the Commonwealth of Australia was an occasion for celebration and national pride. Numerous medals were produced, often to be worn at special Federation events. This medal shows Sir Henry Parkes, popularly considered the 'father of Federation'.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 44 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 42.92 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian federation 1901, sir henry parkes
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, W.J. Amor Mint, Medal Maker, New South Wales, W.J. Amor Mint, Medal Maker, New South Wales, Captain James Cook, Navigator & Explorer (1728-1779), Henry Parkes, Politician (1815-1896)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: australian federation
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1901 AD
Obverse Description: Bust 3/4 left facing of Sir Henry Parkes, around THE FATHER OF AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION.
Reverse Description: Portrait of Cook, within wreath of oak and olive with anchor at bottom. Around on broad rim, TO COMMEMORATE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA * 1901 *
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mint: Amor (Mint)
Artist: W. Amor, Australia
Person Depicted: Captain James Cook, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1901
Person Depicted: Sir Henry Parkes, New South Wales, Australia, 1901
References: Car.1901/39

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