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Medal - Opening of Shire Hall, Malvern, South Australia, Australia, 1886 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20871

Summary:
Australia Victoria Malvern
Opening Of Shire Hall, Malvern, 1886 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Other Details: This medal was issued for the occasion of the opening of the Shire Hall in Malvern in 1886, the culmination of 19 years of planning. A large number of residents and ratepayers of the Shire of Malvern assembled to witness the opening ceremony on Monday afternoon, July 26 1886. The Shire President, Cr. Benson, showed guests through the new building and assembled the crowd in the Council Chamber for a toast to the Queen and the citizens of the Shire of Malvern. In the evening Cr. Benson hosted a civic banquet in the Main Hall. Today the Malvern Town Hall is still an extraordinary intact example of a late Victorian Boom period Italianate building with two towers in the French Second Empire style, reflecting changing architectural styles of the later nineteenth century.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.98 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: architecture, town halls
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Stokes & Son, Medal Makers, Melbourne, Victoria & Sydney, New South Wales, Municipality of Malvern, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: architecture & planning
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1886 AD
Obverse Description: Image of Shire Hall with Union Jack flying; around above, R.G.BENSON PRESIDENT;
in exergue, STOKES & MERTIN / MELB.
Reverse Description: At centre within broad rim, * / MALVERN / JULY 26 1886;
around on broad rim, TO COMMEMORATE THE OPENING OF THE SHIRE HALL *
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Mr. R. Benson - Shire of Malvern, Penola, South Australia, Australia, 26 Jul 1886
Mint: Stokes & Martin (Mint), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1886
Commissioned By: Shire of Malvern, Malvern, Victoria, Australia, 1886
References: Car. 1886/11

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