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Medal - Opening of Melbourne & Hobson's Bay Railway, Victoria, Australia, circa 1914 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20071

Summary:
Australia Victoria Melbourne
Opening of Melbourne & Hobson's Bay Railway, 1854 c. 1914 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons

Other Details: This commemorative medal was designed by the collector Alfred Chitty to mark the 60th anniversary of the opening of Australia's first railway, the Melbourne to Sandridge line in 1854. Chitty had 50 medals struck. The medal includes the initials of William Alfred Hall, the son of a pioneer of Williamstown and an amateur historian.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 52 mm (Width), 51 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: melbourne hobson s bay railway, railway stations, railways
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, William Alfred Hall, Pioneer (1859-1937), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Melbourne & Hobson's Bay Railway Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Alfred Chitty Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: rail transport
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: circa 1914 AD
Obverse Description: View of Flinders Street Station in 1854, around, MELBOURNE & HOBSONS BAY RAILWAY STATION FLINDERS STREET. In small letters the designsers and mint initials, A.C. S & S W.A.H.
Reverse Description: TO / COMMEMORATE THE / OPENING OF THE FIRST STEAM / RAILWAY IN AUSTRALIA / MELBOUR NE TO SANDRIDGE 12TH SEP 1854 / AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FIRST / LOCOMOTIVE USED IN / AUSTRALIA / ALSO / EARLY VICTORIAN RAILWAYS / MELBOURNE TO GEELONG, 1857 / MELBOURNE TO ST. KILDA, 1857 / MELBOURNE TO WILLIAMSTOWN, / 1859 / MELBOURNE TO ESSENDON / 1860
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
MELBOURNE & HOBSONS BAY RAILWAY STATION FLINDERS STREET./A.C. S & S W.A.H.; Melbourne & Hobsons Bay Railway station shown with a train approaching (obverse)
TO/COMMEMORATE THE/OPENING OF THE FIRST STEAM/RAILWAY IN AUSTRALIA/MELBOURNE TO SANDRIDGE 12TH SEP 1854/AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FIRST/LOCOMOTIVE ETC(reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1914
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1914
Designer: Mr Alfred Chitty, Victoria, Australia, 1914
Artist: Mr. William Hall, Australia, 1914
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne & Hobson's Bay Railway Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 12 Sep 1854
References: Car M/6

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