Summary

Australia
75th Anniversary of Australian Federation 1976 (AD)
Mint: Heaton & Sons
Other Details: This is one of many medals made to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Federation. This example features the old Parliament House, Canberra.

Obverse Description

Old Parliament House; in semicircle above, 1901 - 1976 / Commemorating / 75 Years / of Australian Federation; around above, *ONE FLAG.ONE NATION.ONE DESTINY*; around below, AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH

Reverse Description

Australia Arms above 1901 - 1976 / H; around 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FEDERATION OF AUSTRALIA

Edge Description

(Hallmarked)

Significance

Queen Victoria established the office of Governor-General on 29 October 1900 and on the same day issued instructions to Lord Hopetoun to set in motion the government of a federated Australia. Hopetoun appointed Edmund Barton as first Prime Minister, and formally appointed the Ministers selected by Barton in order that the first Cabinet would represent all the States. Commonwealth Government Founding Documents web site http://www.foundingdocs.gov.au/places/cth/cth1.htm. -D. Tout-Smith 10/10/2003.

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