Medal - Alpine Club of Victoria, Victoria, Australia, 1994 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 23849

Australia Victoria
1994 (A.D.))
Mint: Hafner
Other Details: Alpine Club of Victoria medal, issued in 1994. The Alpine Club of Victoria (ACV) was formed in October 1944. It was conceived during a bitter conflict within the Ski Club of Victoria (SCV) over the selection of the site of the War Memorial club house. The 'old guard' of touring and telemark vintage pushed for the Mt McKay area; the downhill skiers preferred Mt Hotham. The old guard thought it would be impossible to obtain permission to build on Mt Hotham, but Alan Plowman and Don Bennett disagreed, and held a meeting in Bennett's Brighton home. A proposal was mounted for Mt Hotham, but they were unable to sway the majority of SCV members. The breakaways responded by forming the ACV, and applied to the Department of Crown Lands and Survey for the site. Much to the surprise of the SCV, they were successful, and were granted the first Club Permissive Occupancy in 1945. The ski lodge they built was the first on Mount Hotham. The ACV became a foundation member of the Federation of Victorian Ski Clubs in 1947, and in 1955 it joined the Victorian Amateur Ski Association, created to facilitate Olympic competition. The work of the ACV has included lobbying for improved road access such as an all-season Omeo-Hotham road.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Dr Phillip Law - Australian Antarctic Division Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition, 1994
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 57 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 66.075 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: winter sports
Themes this item is part of: Emil Hafner, Engraver (circa 1920s- ), Alpine Club of Victoria, Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sport
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1994 AD
Obverse Description: Within centre a skier jumping right; around above, THE ALPINE CLUB OF VICTORIA; around below, * 1944 - 1994 *
Reverse Description: Olive branch curved 2/3 around edge.
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Within centre a skier jumping right; around above, THE ALPINE CLUB OF VICTORIA; around below, * 1944 - 1994 * (obverse)
Olive branch curved 2/3 around edge. (reverse)
Shape: Round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Victoria, Australia
Mint: Hafner (Mint)
Artist: Emil Hafner
Commissioned By: Alpine Club of Victoria (ACV)

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