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Medals - Royal Visit 1954

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

Description
.1 A circular bronze-coloured medal with the image of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh and printing on one side and a crown and printing on the other side. A bar with a decorative scroll on the top portion with printing is attached to the medal by a metal ring. The bar has a metal pin at the back.
.2 as above except that the medal is a little tarnished
.3 as above except that the medal is tarnished and the bar is missing.
Size
Medal Diameter: 2.5 cm. Bar W 3.2 cm. H 1.2 cm.
Object Registration
002642
Keywords
royal visit 1954, history of warrnambool, queen elizabeth, duke of edinburgh
Historical information
These medals were given to school children in Victoria in 1954 as a memento of the visit to Australia of Queen Elizabeth 11 and the Duke of Edinburgh. This was the first visit to Australia of a reigning British monarch. The tour took in 57 Australian towns and cities, including ten days in Victoria.
When Made
1954
Made By
Stokes (Maker)
Significance
These medals have no known local provenance but are retained for display purposes.
Inscriptions & Markings
Presented to the children by the Government of Victoria
Queen Elizabeth 11 Duke of Edinburgh
Stokes Melb.
E11R Royal Visit 1954 Victoria
Last updated
20 Jan 2020 at 1:57PM