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Medals - Opening of First Australian Parliament 1901

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
.1 This is a shield-shaped metal medal with a crown on the top. Obverse: Images of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York and printing. Reverse: Images of Queen Victoria and Edward V11 and printing.
.2 as above
Size
.1 & .2 - W 2.7 cm. H 3.4 cm.
Object Registration
002641
Historical information
These medals were issued to commemorate the opening of the first Parliament in Australia in Melbourne in May 1901. The Federation of the Australian States and Territories took place in January 1901. The Federal Parliament met in Melbourne until Canberra was established and a new Parliament House was opened in 1927. The fist Parliament in Australia was opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York.
When Made
1901
Significance
These medals have no known local provenance and are retained for display purposes.
Inscriptions & Markings
Opening of the First Federal Parliament T.R.H The Duke & Duchess of Cornwall and York Melbourne, May 1901
Aust. Commonwealth Est. 1 Jan. 1901
First Parliament opened May 1901
63rd of Victoria R.I. 1st of Edward V11
W.A. Tas. N.S.W. Vic. S.A. Qld.
Last updated
20 Jan 2020 at 1:48PM