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Medal - Commemorative, Engraved by Edmund F. Macallister, Melbourne & Hobson's Bay Railway Co, Victoria, Australia, circa 1854 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20344

Australia Victoria Melbourne
Mint: not recorded
Awarded to: Macallister, Edmund F.
Other Details: Melbourne & Hobson Bay Railway Co. medal engraved Edmund F. Macallister. The Melbourne and Hobson's Bay Railway Co. was a privately owned railway established in September 1854. It ran between Sandridge (Port Melbourne) and the City. In 1878 the Victorian Government acquired the Melbourne and Hobson's Bay United Railway Co., giving it an almost complete monopoly on Victorian railways.
Previous Collections: George McArthur
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 24 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: railways
Themes this item is part of: George McArthur, Collector & Baker (1842-1903), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Melbourne & Hobson's Bay Railway Co., Melbourne, Victoria, McArthur Bequest
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: rail transport
DateEra: circa 1854 AD
Obverse Description: THE/M.&H.B.U.R.CO/STATION/NO.5
Reverse Description: Engraved: MR EDMUND F. MACALLISTER.
Edge Description: Ring Mount, Plain
Inscriptions: Ring Mount, Plain (edge)
THE/M.&H.B.U.R.CO/STATION/NO.5 (obverse)
Engraved: MR EDMUND F. MACALLISTER. (reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Melbourne & Hobson's Bay Railway Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Awarded To: Edmund Macallister
Previous Collection: George McArthur
  1. [Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
  2. [Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.

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