Australia Day Gold Donor medal, dated 30 July 1915, commemorating the Dardanelles (Gallipoli) battle, then underway. Australia Day was celebrated on this day, 30 July in 1915, and attracted enthusiastic crowds.
The celebration raised funds for the Australian Division of the Red Cross, for use on the front, on hospital ships and at hospitals in Malta and Egypt. This followed a successful 'Belgian Day' held on 15 May 1915.
Mint: Stokes & Sons.
Obverse features profile of George V. Reverse has inscription.
At centre bare head of George V left; below in tiny letters, S&S; on arms of cross, REMEMBER THE DARDANELLES 1915
JULY / 30TH / 1915 / AUSTRALIA DAY / GOLD / DONOR
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
REMEMBER THE DARDANELLES 1915 JULY 30TH 1915 AUSTRALIA DAY GOLD DONOR
Type of item
30 mm (Outside Diameter), 8.53 g (Weight)
Cross with loop