This was the first visit of Queen Elizabeth to Australia following her coronation in 1953. Queen Elizabeth is the only British monarch to have visited Australia. She visited Hamilton on 26th February. School children from Warrnambool were transported to Hamilton showgrounds to stand in lines to view the Queen and the Duke standing in a land rover. All school children received a commemorative medal.
These medals are retained as a memento of the Queen's visit in 1954.
Three identical gold coloured metal medals. Each medal is attached by a ring to a bar with decorative surrounds. The bar has text. The obverse of the medal features profiles of Queen Elizabeth 11 and the Duke of Edinburgh. The reverse has a crown and text. There is a pin clip on the reverse of the bar.
Inscriptions & markings
Bar Obverse PRESENTED TO THE CHILDREN BY THE GOVERNMENT OF VICTORIA
Bar Reverse STOKES MELB
Medal Obverse QUEEN ELIZABETH 11 : DUKE OF EDINBURGH
Medal Reverse E11R ROYAL VISIT 1954 VICTORIA