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Medal - Sesquicentenary of Victoria, Shire of Colac, Victoria, Australia, 1985 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 20694

Summary:
Australia Victoria Colac
Medal - City and Shire of Colac Victorian Sesquicentenary1985 (AD)
Mint: Brim
Other Details: A gold-plated medal issued by the City and Shire of Colac to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features the seals of the City and Shire and the sesquicentenary logo. The Shire of Colac was located in Victoria's western district. The town of Colac, 148 km west of Melbourne, is one of the oldest inland towns in Victoria. The settlement at Colac developed around a coaching inn built in 1844 at the southern end of the Lake Colac. The fertile Colac area soon supported a range of agriculture and dairying activities, while timber harvesting became a significant industry in the nearby Otway Ranges. The district became noted for its onions, potatoes, cattle, pigs and poultry. Nine years after it issued this medal, in 1994, the Shire of Colac amalgamated with other regional shires to become in Council to form the Colac-Otway Shire Council.
Description:
A gold plated medal issued by the City and Shire of Colac to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features the seals of the City and Shire and the sesquicentenary logo.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Emil Hafner, 1985
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 32 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 14.503 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: celebrations, victoria sesquicentenary 1985
Themes this item is part of: Municipality of Colac, Victoria, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: sesquicentenary of victoria
Series: Australian Commemorative Medals
DateEra: 1985 AD
Obverse Description: The Seals of the City (left) and Shire (right) of Colac; above, WITH COMPLIMENTS; below, COLAC
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) The Seals of the City (left) and Shire (right) of Colac; above, WITH COMPLIMENTS; below, COLAC
(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: Shire of Colac, Colac, Victoria, Australia, 1985
Mint: Brim Medallions, Victoria, Australia, 1985
Commissioned By: Shire of Colac, Victoria, Australia, 1985

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