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Medal - Proclamation of the City of Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 1890 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20884

Australia Victoria Hawthorn
Proclaimation of the City of Hawthorn 1890 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the proclamation of the City of Hawthorn in 1890. 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: 22 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.33 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: architecture, town halls
Themes this item is part of: Francis Gillman, Mayor, City of Hawthorn, Victoria (circa 1850-?), Municipality of Hawthorn, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: governance
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1890 AD
Obverse Description: British Arms set above view of Hawthorn as rural farmland with steam train at foot of hills over which radiatesun rises;
around above, CITY OF HAWTHORN 1863
Reverse Description: View of Town Hall; above, F. GILLMAN MAYOR;
in exergue, SEPT. 1890
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Person Named: Mr. Francis Gillman - City of Hawthorn Town Council, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, 1890

Named as Mayor on this medal
Organisation Named: City of Hawthorn
References: Car. 1890/2

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