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Image: Victoria Cross (1868) medal
Source: Museum Victoria
George Henry Wannenmacher (1856-1930) was the son of German immigrants. George trained as a hairdresser and operated the hairdressing shop in the Windsor Hotel in 1889, living above the shop with his wife and family.
He became an insatiable collector of objects, including medals, coins, guns, pistols, watches, maps and war memorabilia. Some was acquired during his trips to Europe, China, Japan and America.
Wannenmacher left part of his medal collection to the Public Library in his will; the collection was subsequently transferred to Museum Victoria. It comprises 92 medals, including the Victoria Cross military medal awarded to Drummer Michael Magner, 33rd regiment, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, April 13, 1868, during the Abyssinia Campaign.
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Australia Bronze Medal 1879 (AD) Mint: not recorded Awarded to: Doody, John Other Details: Royal Humane Society of Australasia medal awarded to John Doody for his act of bravery in Vict ...Images: 2
Australia Bronze Medal 1884 (AD) Mint: not recorded Awarded to: Halfpenny, Phillip Other Details: Medal awarded to Phillip Halfpenny by the Royal Humane Society of Australasia for his a ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Melbourne To Commemorate the Federation of the Colonies 1901 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: The Federation of the colonies in 1901 to form the Commonwealth of ...
Australia Bronze Medal 1891 (AD) Mint: not recorded Awarded to: Martin, Lewis Other Details: Medal awarded to Lewis Martin by the Royal Humane Society of Australasia for his act of bra ...From: Bacchus Marsh, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Brighton Queen Victoria's 60th year of Reign, Brighton 1897 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great e ...From: Brighton, Australia Images: 2
Australia New South Wales Newcastle Rescue award for the Eleanor Lancaster 1856 (AD) Mint: not recorded Awarded to: Stephens, Joseph Other Details: Award presented to Josh (Joseph) Step ...From: Newcastle, Australia Images: 2
Australia Victoria Melbourne Medal - Melbourne Victorian Exhibition Commemorative 1872 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Martin Other Details: This medal was struck by the Melbourne firm Stokes and M ...
Australia Victoria Admella shipwreck 1859 (AD) Mint: Sydney Awarded to: Patterson, Charles Other Details: Medal awarded to Charles Patterson by Victorian colonists for his heroic effort ...Images: 2
Australia Victoria Melbourne Australian Federal Exhibition memento 1902 (AD) Mint: probably Stokes & Sons at the Exhibition Other Details: The Federal Exhibition was arranged to celebra ...
Australia Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - Australia's Celebration 1897 (AD) Mint: Stokes & Sons Other Details: Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897 was celebrated the great enthu ...