Australia Victoria
Bert Hinkler 1928 (AD)
Other Details: This medal was produced in association with radio station 3LO to support their Melbourne Hospital Birthday Appeal. It was designed by Charles Douglas Richardson and featured the epic flight of Bert Hinkler from England to Australia in 1928. Hinkler was killed in Italy in a plane crash five years later, during another flight from England to Australia.

Obverse Description

Bust of Bert Hinkler in flying gear facing 3/4 left; artist's initials, CDR incuse on side of shoulder; Mint name, STOKES MELB under should; around above, * BERT HINKLER AIRMAN * below, BUNDABERG, AUSTRALIA

Reverse Description

Map depicting route taken from London to Darwin, around on wide rim, * LONDON TO DARWIN XVI DAYS * PRAEPETIBUS PINNIS AUSTRALES VECTUS AD ORAS; a bi-plane depicted over the Indian Ocean, below, FEB. 1928

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