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Medal - Proclamation of the City of Hawthorn, Albert E. Brown, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 1890 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20883

Summary:
Australia Victoria Hawthorn
Proclaimation of the City of Hawthorn 1890 (AD)
A. E. Brown, jeweller, Hawthorn
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Medal issued in commemoration of the proclamation of the City of Hawthorn and the visit of Governor Hopetoun. It names A.E. Brown, jeweller of Hawthorn, who possibly also made the medal. Albert E. Brown was a listed in the Melbourne Directory as a watchmaker located in Burwood Road, Hawthorn. The Boroondara Library holds an image of another copy of this medal, presented to local lamplighter Andrew Paul. The Library's records suggest that only 12 of these medals were minted. It also holds a photograph of the visit of the Governor. Hawthorn became a separate municipality in 1860, and within five years its population was about 3,000 people. In the next two decades Upper Hawthorn, now Glenferrie, attracted houses and shopping. The railway was extended to this area in 1882 and a horse tram service in 1890, the year Hawthorn was proclaimed a City.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 23 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.61 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: architecture, town halls
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Hawthorn, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection, John Adrien Louis Hope, Governor of Victoria & Governor-General of Australia (1860-1908)
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: governance
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1890 AD
Obverse Description: View from front of Hawthorn Town Hall; around above, TOWN HALL ERECD. 1888 - 9
in small letters in exergue, A.E. BROWN - JEWELLER / HAWTHORN
Reverse Description: Legend in nine lines; IN / COMMEMORATION OF / HAWTHORN / BEING PROCLAIMED / A CITY & THE VISIT OF / HIS EXCELLENCY / THE GOVERNOR / OCTR. 22 / 1890
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: White metal
Issued By: Mr. Albert Brown, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 1890

Probably also minted this medal.
Organisation Named: City of Hawthorn
Person Named: Right Honourable John Hopetoun

Governor of Victoria at time of medal issue.
References: Car. 1890/6

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