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Medal - Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria, Shire of Narracan, Victoria, Australia, 1897 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20449

Australia Victoria Shire of Narracan
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthusiasm throughout the British Empire. It prompted many Australian local governments to issue commemorative medals. 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.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 31 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 13.76 g (Weight)
Dimension Comment: 31mm

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Tagged with: celebrations, queen victoria diamond jubilee 1897, royal anniversaries
Themes this item is part of: 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, Municipality of Narracan, Victoria
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: royal jubilees
Series: Australian Commemorative medal
DateEra: 1897 AD
Obverse Description: Jugate busts, young & old Queen Victoria; around, QUEEN VICTORIA'S 60TH YEAR OF REIGN * 1837 TO 1897 * (stops on either side of date in form of stars).
Mint name, STOKES & SONS in tiny letters on rim below date.
Reverse Description: At centre within wide rim two crossed shield, one featuring Lyre bird and fern, the other wheat sheaf and plough, behind, with only the top showing, Royal Arms;
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Shire of Narracan, Narracan Shire, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Mint: Stokes & Sons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Commissioned By: Shire of Narracan, Narracan Shire, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1897
Person Named: Mr. Henry Crisp - Shire of Narracan, Narracan Shire, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1897

Named as Shire President on medal
Person Depicted: HM Queen Victoria
References: Car. 1897/62
  1. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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