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Medal - Sesquicentenary of Victoria, Shire of Swan Hill, Swan Hill Shire Council, Victoria, Australia, 1985 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20715

Summary:
Australia Victoria Swan Hill
Medal - Shire of Swan Hill Victorian Sesquicentenary 1985 (AD)
also commemorates the sesquicentenary of Swan Hill in 1986
Mint: Brim
Other Details: A gold-plated medal issued by the Shire of Swan Hill to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5 and of Swan Hill in 1986. It features a descriptive legend and the sesquicentenary logo. Swan Hill was visited by explorer Major Mitchell in 1836, and named after the swans on the river that disturbed him. Ten years later the first European property in the district was established, but it was not until the 1850s that Swan Hill began to develop as a major inland river port. When the river trade declined as railways extended the clearing of the Mallee for agriculture provided new economic opportunities. Swan Hill was declared a district in 1862 and a shire in 1871. A borough was separated from the Shire of Swan Hill in 1939, which became a city in 1965. On 20 January 1995 the Shire of Swan Hill, City of Swan Hill and part of the Shire of Kerang united to form the Swan Hill Rural City Council.
Description:
A gold-plated medal issued by the Shire of Swan Hill to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5 and of Swan Hill in 1986. It features a descriptive legend and the sesquicentenary logo.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Emil Hafner, 1985
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.459 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, victoria sesquicentenary 1985
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sesquicentenary of victoria
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1985 AD
Obverse Description: Legend; 1836 - 1986 / WITH / COMPLIMENTS / CITY AND / SHIRE OF / SWAN HILL / SESQUI CENTENARY
Reverse Description: Logo of the Victorian sesquicentenary; below, VICTORIA 150 / GROWING TOGETHER 1984-5
at rim in small letters the mint name, BRIM MELB
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge) plain

(obverse) Legend 1836 - 1986 / WITH / COMPLIMENTS / CITY AND / SHIRE OF / SWAN HILL / SESQUI CENTENARY

(reverse) Logo of the Victorian esquicentenary; below, VICTORIA 150 / GROWING TOGETHER 1984-5 at rim in small letters the mint name, BRIM MELB
Shape: round
Material: Gilt
Issued By: Swan Hill Shire Council, Swan Hill, Mallee, Victoria, Australia, 1985
Mint: Brim Medallions, Victoria, Australia, 1985
Commissioned By: Swan Hill Shire Council, Victoria, Australia, 1985

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