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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 Victoria Ballarat 1902 (AD) Mint: Stokes Other Details: The coronation of Edward VII in 1902 prompted major celebrations in Australia. It was an opportunity for the new nation ...
Australia Victoria Melbourne International Exhibition Commemorative Medal 1888-9 (AD) Centennial International Exhibition Bazaar 6d Voucher Mint: Stokes & Martin Other Details: An silve ...
Australia Victoria Melbourne International Exhibition Commemorative Medal 1888-9 (AD) Other Details: An silver commemorative medal of the Centennial International Exhibition manufacture ...
Australia Victoria Bendigo Mint: not recorded Other Details: Victorian Gold Jubilee Exhibition Bendigo Commemorative medal, minted 1901-02. This medal was struck on a press set up in th ...From: Bendigo, Australia Images: 2
Australia British Transvaal War, 1899-1900 1900 (AD) Mint: not recorded Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the welcome home of Australian troops from the Boer War. In 1899 the B ...