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Victorian Volunteer Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 1880 (AD)
Mint: Stokes & Martin
Awarded to: G. Mc ARTHUR. 1880
Other Details: The Victorian Volunteer Forces were the local regiments who undertook the naval and military defence of the colony of Victoria. After Federation in 1901, this medal became obsolete.
A round silver medal (38 mm. diameter) with ornate mount and ribbon (not original). The obverse features a crowned garter around simplified Southern Cross on a cross; on the garter to motto, AUT PACE . AUT BELLO . VICTORIA (translation - both in peace and in war Victoria); around, LOCAL FORCES VICTORIA. The reverse has the legend: FOR / LONG AND / EFFICIENT / SERVICE. The edge is impressed G. Mc ARTHUR. 1880.
Crowned garter around simple Southern Cross on cross; on garter, AUT PACE . AUT BELLO . VICTORIA; around, LOCAL FORCES VICTORIA
FOR / LONG AND / EFFICIENT / SERVICE
G. Mc ARTHUR. 1880
Awarded to: G.Mc ARTHUR. 1880
Other Details: The Victorian Volunteer Forces were the local regiments who undertook the naval and military defence of the colony of Victoria. After Federation in 1901, this medal became obsolete and was replaced by the Commonwealth of Australia Long Service and Good Conduct medal.
The medal was instituted on 26 January 1881 and given royal sanction on 21 April 1882. It was available to officers and men in the Volunteer Forces for 15 years service. Awards to officers ceased in 1894 [ should this be 1892? see record for Volunteer Officers Decoration ] when the Volunteer Officers Decoration was introduced.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
G. Mc ARTHUR. 1880 AUT PACE . AUT BELLO . VICTORIA LOCAL FORCES VICTORIA FOR / LONG AND / EFFICIENT / SERVICE
Type of item
118 mm (Height)
105 mm (Length), 38 mm (Width), 4 mm (Depth)
Measurement From Conservation. Length measurement includes ribbon.
Round with mount and ribbon
The Victoria Volunteer long and efficient service medal and the volunteer officers' decoration / by R.D. Williams