Other Details: Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Victoria's second son, was Australia's first royal visitor. Arriving in 1867, he stayed for six months. This medal was the first of four versions issued. It features HMS Galatea, a ship driven by both steam and sail. During his visit to Sydney there was an attempted assassination of the Duke, who received a bullet wound to the back.
Within broad border bust in uniform head bare left; around, H.R.H. DUKE OF EDINBURGH
H.M.S. Galatia under sail and steam right; in exergue, H.M.S. GALATIA / 1867; around on broad border, . TO COMMEMORATE THE VISIT OF H.R.H. PRINCE ALFRED, DUKE OF EDINBURGH K.G. TO AUSTRALIA Makers name; T.STOKES MELBOURNE, in tiny letters around base of exergue
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
plain (edge) (obverse) (reverse)
Type of item
35.17 g (Weight)
[Book] McKinlay, Brian. 1970. The First Royal Tour 1867-1868.
[Article] Faringdon-Davis, Gillian. 1988. The Monarchy and its Part in Australia's Maturity. Australian Numismatist. 68-83.