Empire Day 1905 (AD)
Cross -shaped medal with loop. Obverse: Head of female in centre. On arms of cross: AUSTRA/- LIAN /EMPIRE / DAY / CELEBRA / -TIONS / 24/ MAY .05 Reverse: St George on horseback and the Dragon in centre. ON arms of cross: ONE FLAG / UNION/ ONE DESTINY / EMPIRE.
Head of female in centre. On arms of cross: AUSTRA/- LIAN /EMPIRE / DAY / CELEBRA / -TIONS / 24/ MAY .05
St George on horseback and the Dragon in centre. ON arms of cross: ONE FLAG / UNION/ ONE DESTINY / EMPIRE.
Empire Day was first introduced in 1905 to promote loyalty among the dominion countries of the British Empire. Celebrated on 24 May, Queen Victoria's birthday, it was directed especially at school children. Teachers were encouraged to promote special steps to develop a feeling of pride in the British Empire and the achievements of the British race. Often a morning of short addresses, recitations and patriotic songs such as 'Rule Britannia' and 'Advance Australia' was followed by a half-day holiday to mark the celebration of Australia's strong ties to the British Empire.
AUSTRALIAN EMPIRE DAY CELEBRATIONS 24 MAY .05 ONE FLAG UNION ONE DESTINY EMPIRE.
Type of item
26 mm (Length), 23 mm (Width)
Cross & loop
Not in Carlisle?