Summary

Australia Victoria
Medal - Shire of South Gippsland Victorian Sesquicentenary 1985 (AD)
Mint: Brim
Other Details: A gold plated medal issued by the Shire of South Gippsland to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features ta map of the Shire of South Gippsland with the Shire Seal, the motto 'youth today achievers tomorrow' and the sesquicentenary logo. The Shire of South Gippsland was first settled in the 1840s. It offered a diverse range of natural resources, and early activities included whaling, sealing, lime mining and timber cutting. In later decades the cattle and dairy industries benefited from the arrival of the railway connecting the area to Melbourne. In the later twentieth century the Shire's economic bases included a developing tourism industry.

Physical Description

A gold plated medal issued by the Shire of South Gippsland to commemorate the sesquicentenary of Victoria in 1984-5. It features ta map of the Shire with the Shire Seal set in the 0 of 150, the motto youth today achievers tomorrow and the sesquicentenary logo.

Obverse Description

Within a wide rim formed by a line circle, a map of the Shire with the numerals 150 across it, the Seal of the Shire is set within the 0; around YOUTH TODAY * ACHIEVERS TOMORROW *

Reverse Description

Logo of the Victorian sesquicentenary; below, VICTORIA 150 / GROWING TOGETHER 1984-5 at rim in small letters the mint name, BRIM MELB

Edge Description

Plain

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