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Medal - Jubilee of Town of Kew, Victoria, Australia, 1910 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 33021

Summary:
Australia
Jubilee of Town of Kew 1910 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the 50th jubilee of the Town of Kew. It names J.F. McCrea as Mayor. John Falding McCrea was Mayor of Kew 1910-11. Kew was proclaimed a municipality on 22 December 1860, seceding from the Boroondara Road Board District, then comprising Kew, Hawthorn and Camberwell. It was proclaimed a town on 8 December 1910, the year this medal was issued, and a city on 10 March 1921. On 22 June 1994 Kew city was united with Camberwell and Hawthorn cities to form Boroondara city.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 34 mm (Height), 30 mm (Width)
Weight: 7.12 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Kew, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: public events
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1910 AD
Obverse Description: shield of six wheat-sheafs above motto CRESCO on ribbon;
above shield is the Royal coat of arms with lion and unicorn supporters and, on ribbon DIEU ET MIN DROIT;
on arms of cross top, TOWN / OF, bottom, KEW, left TO COMMEM / -ORATE, right, ITS JUBILEE / 1910
Reverse Description: Within line circle set at centre of cross shaped flan, CR. J.F. McCREA / J.P. / MAYOR
on arms of cross, top, KEW bottom, JUBILEE, left 1860, right, 1910
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: cross
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Victoria, Australia
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1910
Commissioned By: City of Kew, Kew, Victoria, Australia, 1910
Person Named: Mr. John McCrea - Town of Kew, Kew, Victoria, Australia, 1910

Named as Mayor on Kew Jubilee medal 1910
References: Not listed by Carlisle
A publication was issued to commemorate Kew's jubilee: Barnard, Francis George Allman, The Jubilee History of Kew, Victoria: its Origin & Progress, 1803-1910. 1910. It is held by the City of Boorondara library service. -D. Tout-Smith 28/1/2004.

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