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Medal - Women's Work Exhibition Prize, Victoria, Australia, 1907 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18530

Australia Victoria Melbourne
Womens Work Exhibition Prize Medal 1907 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Hawksburn State School
Other Details: This is a bronze prize medal of the 1907 First Australian Exhibition of Women's Work which was held at the Exhibition Building. It was won by students of Hawksburn State School for an exhibit of wands. This was an important national exhibition that was seen as uniting the new nation through the work of women. Hawksburn State School was situated between Malvern and Surrey Roads in Hawksburn, 5 km south-east of Melbourne. It opened in 1875 as the Prahran primary school, was renamed North Prahran in the 1880s and finally became Hawksburn in 1906, a year before this medal was issued. The headmaster at the time the medal was awarded was C. S. Halkyard. The school finally closed in the early 1990s.
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 30 mm (Width), 30 mm (Diameter)
Dimension Comment: Width = Diameter

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Tagged with: exhibitions, wands, women s work, st., kilda, s.s.
Themes this item is part of: Hawksburn State School, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
Tertiary Classification: exhibition prizes
Series: Australian Exhibition Medals
DateEra: 1907 AD
Obverse Description: Coat of arms of Baron Northcote (third Governor-General of Australia) dividing 19 07; below: CHRISTICRUX (?) / MEA . LUX / EST / MELBOURNE
Reverse Description: Within wreath HIGHEST / AWARD FOR / WANDS / HAWKSBURN / S.S. around, FIRST . AUSTRALIAN . EXHIBITION . OF . WOMEN S . WORK. At bottom NEWMAN
Edge Description: plain
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Artist: A. Newman - Newman Mint
Awarded To: Hawksburn State School, Hawksburn, Victoria, Australia, 1907


chris Posted on 26 Nov 2010 1:45 PM
I have one of these medals and am unable to find anyone that can give me a quote on its value,can anyone suggest what it is worth

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