Australia Victoria Melbourne
Federated Australia, 1901 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Cross shaped struck in white metal
Other Details: Medal issued to commemorate the establishement of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. It pictures Lord Hopetoun, the first Governor-General of Australia.
At centre within broad rim a bust of Lord Hopetoun facing 3/4 left; around, LORD HOPETOUN FIRST GOVERNOR-GENERAL; around on broad rim, IN COMMEMORATION OF FEDERATED AUSTRALIA . 1 JAN. 1901
Britannia seated left, under arch inscribed, UNITY IS STRENGTH; with a capping-stone inscribed FEDER/ATION/1901,on globe which depicts Australia, holds flaming staff in right hand and rests left of Union Jack Shield; around AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH, on ribbon below, ADVANCE. The names of the States are given on the columns of the arch.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
(edge) (obverse) (reverse)
Type of item
12.55 g (Weight)
Exhibition Collection Management
36 mm (Length), 31 mm (Width), 7 mm (Height)