Australia Victoria Melbourne
c. 1890 (AD)
Mint: not recorded
Other Details: Copper medal of the Melbourne Total Abstinence Society. The Society was one of several organisations in nineteenth century Victoria established to promote temperance, oppose the extension of hotel licences, and educate children and adults about the dangers of alcohol. Others were the Order of the Sons of Temperance, the International Order of Good Templars and the Band of Hope.
At centre the Temperance movement Arms, supported by a man on left holding a flag bearing the word SOBRIETY and a woman on right bearing a flag with the words DOMESTIC COMFORT; around above, PEACE ON EARTH GOOD WILL TO MEN; around below, TEMPERANCE SOCIETY; on ribbon below shield, BE THOUGH FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH
Within oak wreath and below clasped hands, WE AGREE TO / ABSTAIN FROM ALL / INTOXICATING LIQUORS / EXCEPT FOR / MEDICINAL PURPOSES / AND RELIGIOUS/ ORDINANCES; around, MELBOURNE TOTAL ABSTAINANCE SOCIETY *
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), George McArthur, 15/3/1976
circa 1890 AD
WE AGREE TO / ABSTAIN FROM ALL / INTOXICATING LIQUORS / EXCEPT FOR / MEDICINAL PURPOSES / AND RELIGIOUS/ ORDINANCES MELBOURNE TOTAL ABSTAINANCE SOCIETY *
Type of item
Exhibition Collection Management
46 mm (Width)
[Thesis] Lugton, Mary E. 1989. George McArthur of Maldon: his Life and his Book Collection.
[Catalogue] Morrison, Ian. 2003. The Baker of Maldon.