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Medal - Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Shire of Narracan, Victoria, Australia, 1887 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20416

Shire of Narracan
Queen Victoria Jubilee 1887 (AD) medal
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: The fiftieth anniversary of the ascention of Queen Victoria was celebrated with enthusiasm throughout the Empire. This medal was one of many issued by local governments to commemorate the occasion. Narracan is located in Gippsland, east of Melbourne, 13km south-west of Moe. The Narracan Shire included the gold-mining town of Walhalla and the coal-mining centre of Yallourn. Gold rushes were significant in the early development of the Shire. As well as Walhalla itself, gold rushes occured in the surrounding areas of Tanjil, Jordan River, Donnelly's Creek and Aberfeldy. At Coopers Creek copper mining also developed. On 20 September 1878 the Narracan Shire was gazetted, stretching from the Moe River a little beyond Yarragon to the existing Rosedale Shire boundary. Industries in the Narracan area today include include agriculture, timber production, mining and manufacturing.
Previous Collections: McArthur
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.24 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, lyrebirds, queen victoria golden jubilee 1887, royal anniversaries, shire of narracan, gippsland
Themes this item is part of: Harry Stokes, Medal Artist (circa 1840-?), George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Municipality of Narracan, Victoria, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1887 AD
Obverse Description: Head of Queen Victoria facing left, wearing veil and coronet;
Below, 1887. No inscription on truncation of Queen's neck.
Reverse Description: At centre within broad rim two shields crossed; front shield features Lyrebirn and palmtree back features wheat sheaf and plough; behind both Royal Arms (only the top of which can be seen; around above on rim, SHIRE OF NARRACAN; around below, * PRESIDENT WM. SCARLETT *
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Narracan Shire, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Mint: Stokes & Martin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Artist: Harry Stokes, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1887

No mark on truncation
Commissioned By: Shire of Narracan, Narracan Shire, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1887
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
Previous Collection: George McArthur
References: Car. 1887/78

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