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Image: Medal - Eight Hours Day,1884 AD
Source: Museum Victoria
George McArthur (1842-1903) was born in Linlithgow, Scotland, in 1842 and migrated to Australia in 1852 with his parents and three siblings. His father established a bakery in Maldon, a town in the central Victorian goldfields, and George ran the business in the 1870s and 1880s. He also travelled widely, travelling around the world in his 20s, and again in the 1880s. He amassed a large collection of early printed books, documents, coins and tokens and other artefacts.
In 1903, shortly before his death, McArthur revised his will to bequeath his books to the University of Melbourne and coins and other artefacts to the Trustees of the Public Library, Gallery and Museum. The artefacts bequest included 1357 coins, 575 tokens, 894 medals, 303 badges, 201 ethnographic items. 41 guns and weapons, and other miscellaneous items.
Mary Lugton. (1985). The Library of a Victorian Pioneer, George McArthur, 1842-1903: an Exhibition of Books from his Bequest to the University of Melbourne. Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne
The Baker of Maldon. (2003). A Baillieu Library exhibition, curated by Ian Morrison. University of Melbourne.
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Copper one Penny token, minted by Heaton & Sons of Birmingham. Issued by R. Parker, a Geelong Ironmonger, circa 1857. Richard Parker arrived in Victoria in 1839 and established a genera ...From: Geelong, Australia Images: 2
Medal Column of the Grand Army 1805, Issued by France, 1806 Artist: Bertrand Andrieu and Nicholas Guy Antoine Brenet Minted by Paris Mint Note: The date 1805 is given on the medal and ...Images: 2
Medal Battle of Montenotte, Issued by Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I), France, 1796 Artist: Raymond Gayrard Mint not recordedImages: 2
Medal Capitulation of Mantua, Issued by Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I), France, 1797 Artist: E. Gatteaux Minted by Paris Mint (struck in 1807)Images: 2
Medal Honneurs Rendus a Turenne, 'Honour Rended to Turenne', Issued by France,1800 Artist: Henri Auguste Minted by Paris MintImages: 2
Commemorative Medal, Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee, Issued by Suva, Fiji, 1897 Minted by Stokes, MelbourneImages: 2
20 Cash, Issued by, Madras Presidency, India, 1803 Minted by Soho Mint, BirminghamImages: 2
2 Quartos, Issued by Robert Keeling, Gibraltar, 1802Images: 2
Commemorative Medal for Leopold Duke of Brabant. Designed by Jacques Wiener, issued by Belgium, circa 1845. This medal depicts the future Leopold II of Belgium as a young man, he became ...Images: 2