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Medal - Melbourne Centenary Royal Show Presentation, Royal Melbourne Show, Victoria, Australia, 1934 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18362

Summary:
Melbourne Centenary Royal Show Presentation Medal 1934 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Sons
Awarded to: Huntingfield, (Lord)
Other Details: In 1934 the Melbourne Show celebrated the Centenary of Victoria with a series of special events. The Governor of Victoria, Lord Huntingfield KCMG, was awarded this bronze medal in appreciation for his support. Prize winners that year each received a similar medal. Lord Huntingfield was Governor of Victoria from 1934 to 1939. He was the first Australia-born State governor and the last British peer to act as Governor of Victoria (he inherited an Irish title from his uncle).
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 53 mm (Width), 54 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Width = Diameter

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Tagged with: agricultural shows, celebrations, melbourne centenary 1935, royal melbourne show
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, William Charles Arcedeckne Vanneck Huntingfield, Governor of Victoria (1883-1969), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: melbourne centenary
Series: Agricultural Prize
DateEra: 1934 AD
Obverse Description: Melbourne Centenary symbol of man on horse holding torch; around, MELBOURNE CENTENARY ROYAL SHOW, in exergue, VICTORIA / 1934
Reverse Description: Pastoral scene; below engraved on plaque, Presented to / LORD HUNTINGFIELD. K.C.M.G. / - Governor of Victoria - / . 19th. October 1934 . in exergue, agricultural produce
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Royal Melbourne Show, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1934
Mint: Stokes (Mint), Victoria, Australia, 1934
Awarded To: Lord William Huntingfield, Victoria, Australia, 1934

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