Summary

Gilt-bronze medal issued to school children to commemorate the opening of the First Federal Parliament of Australia on 9 May 1901. It was minted by Stokes & Sons. It features portrait busts of Queen Victoria & Edward VII on the obverse and the Duke and Dutchess of Cornwall and York on the reverse.

Obverse Description

Crowned shield shape with busts of Queen Victoria and Edward VII in ovals; above, AUST. COMMONWEALTH / EST. 1 JAN. 1901 / 63D. OF VICTORIA R.I.; below, FIRST PARLIAMENT OPENED / MAY 1901 / 1ST. OF EDWARD VII / W.A. TAS. etc

Reverse Description

Busts of Duke and Dutchess of York; above, OPENING OF THE FIRST / FEDERAL PARLIAMENT; below, T.R.H. / THE DUKE & DUCHESS OF CORNWALL / AND YORK/ MELBOURNE , MAY 1901

Edge Description

Plain

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